Psychological Disorders Reading 29

Psychological Disorders Reading 29 - Caitlin McGowan PSY...

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Caitlin McGowan PSY 101 – Section E Professor Williams November 26, 2010 Psychological Disorders Reading 29 The general research question of interest Rosenhan issued was whether the characteristics that lead to psychological diagnoses reside in the patients themselves of in the situations and contexts in which the observers find the patients. The methodology Rosenhan used in his study was he gathered eight participants to serve as pseudo patients. The participants consisted of one graduate student, three psychologists, one pediatrician, one psychiatrist, one painter, and one homemaker. The participants’ task was to present themselves for admittance to twelve different psychological hospitals. The various hospitals were located on both of the East and West Coasts in the US. Each pseudo patients followed the same instructions. They were required to call the hospital and make an appointment. When they arrived at the hospital they were told to pretend that they heard voices that said
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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