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In order to interpret psychology studies, it is essential to understand basic research methods. Put your knowledge to the test in this quiz.

How Psychologists Use Different Methods for Their Research

Review what you need to know to earn top grades on your psychology essays, quizzes, and exams by learning about psychology research methods.

The Hawthorne effect refers to a phenomenon in which participants alter their behavior as a result of being part of an experiment or study.

How Does the Hawthorne Effect Influence Productivity?

The Hawthorne effect refers to a phenomenon in which participants alter their behavior as a result of being part of an experiment or study.

Psychologists often use the experimental method to determine if changes in one variable lead to changes in another variable.

Psychologists Use Experimental Methods to Study Human Behavior

Psychologists often use the experimental method to determine if changes in one variable lead to changes in another variable in research.

You Probably Aren't As Aware of Your Choices as You Like to Think You Are

Psychology Research That Challenges What You Believe About Behavior

Learn about some of the most interesting and surprising psychology experiments that may challenge what you believe about the human mind and behavior.

3 Interesting Psychology Experiments That Might Surprise You

Psychology Research That Challenges What You Believe About Behavior

Learn about some of the most interesting and surprising psychology experiments that may challenge what you believe about the human mind and behavior.

The Asch Experiments: Why Do We Feel the Need to Conform?

Asch'S Seminal Experiments Showed the Power of Conformity

During the 1950s, psychologist Solomon Asch conducted a series of experiments designed to demonstrate the power of conformity in groups.

Milgram's original "shock box" displayed at the Ontario Science Centre. Learn more about Milgram's infamous study including recent revelations that may make the experiment even MORE controversial.

Why Was the Milgram Experiment so Controversial?

Milgram's obedience experiment is one of the most famous studies in psychology's history. Learn what it revealed and the moral questions it raised.

The Most Notorious Social Psychology Experiments Ever Performed

The Most Notorious Social Psychology Experiments

Social psychologists have performed many famous (and sometimes controversial) studies. Learn more about some of the most notorious experiments.

Why Was the Milgram Experiment So Controversial?: The Milgram Experiment

Why Was the Milgram Experiment so Controversial?

Milgram's obedience experiment is one of the most famous studies in psychology's history. Learn what it revealed and the moral questions it raised.