Investigating psychology
Investigating psychology

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Investigating psychology

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Let’s take as an example the work of social psychologists Stephen Reicher and Alexander Haslam and their replication of the (in)famous Philip Zimbardo’s prison experiment. This study was later aired by the BBC as a four-part documentary entitled The Experiment.

Activity 6

To explore these researchers’ links in psychology, pin all nodes associated with them. Using the links and the information provided in the resource, complete the paragraph. Choose the most appropriate option from the selection below to fill in the gaps of the following:

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