PSY-379-GS WA6 - 1 PSY-379-GS 2 The robber's cave...

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1 PSY-379-GS
2 The robber's cave experiment is an important one in the area of social psychology. Tell what happened in the study, and explain the significance of the study.
3 At the camp the groups were kept separate from each other and were encouraged to bond as two individual groups through the pursuit of common goals that required co-operative discussion, planning and execution. During this first phase, the groups did not know of the other group's existence. The boys developed an attachment to their groups throughout the first week of the camp, quickly establishing their own cultures and group norms, by doing various activities together like hiking, swimming, etc. The boys chose names for their groups, The Eagles and The Rattlers, and stenciled them onto shirts and flags.

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