360 Unknowing Experiments

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This is a topic of discussion for all psychologists. Being watched or observed changes you and can also change your behaviour without you even knowing. This fact has been demonstrated in many different experiments involving children, adults, and even criminals. In an article published in 2014 by Dr. Jason G. Goldman, a researcher, writer, and cognitive scientist, stated “we’re so sensitive to being watched that even just a drawing or photograph of a pair of eyes influences our decisions” (Goldman). I believe this statement is proven through many experiments. Especially, one held on halloween night of 1976. Psychologists placed themselves in eighteen different homes to observe 360 unknowing participants. As children knocked on the door and

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