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Interesting Research Studies in Psychology.

Hi All,

Let us collate here research studies that we come across during the Psychology preparation.

When you post a study, draw inferences, post insights and their usage and relevance to any of the chapters in portion, or day to day life.

Looking forward for a meaningful discussion.

P.S:- Strictly Information thread, please don't post anything other than subject matter. Let's keep it clean.

Comments

  • Let me begin with "The Zeigarnik effect"

    It is a simple hypothesis, she states that incomplete tasks causes tension therefore are better remembered.

    One inference that we can draw is it suggests that students who suspend their study, during which they do unrelated activities (say playing a short game, or watching a small video or taking a peek on Social media) will remember material better than students who complete study material without a break..

    Another interesting insight that I got regarding this effect is about the songs that stick to our tongues( one or two lines), sometimes we keep repeating certain unconsciously and we don't seem to get rid off them how much ever we try, it is irritating at times, but they do vanish by themselves later on.

    The Zeigarnik effect can help us in getting rid of them. One of the reason these songs stick to us is we may have heard them consciously or unconsciously only to incomplete lines. If they have stuck on to you, if you want to get rid off them, find the complete song, and listen to it completely till the end bit consciously heeding to all the words of the song.

    The Zeigarnik effect is one of the reasons why certain jingles become hit, because they are incomplete by nature.

    Like for example Apple pineapple song, which went viral. It's inherently a incomplete looking song. Closer home, paanch saal Kejriwal was sung like a song, but designed to evoke incompleteness in the song. Such songs stick to us.
  • One is Subliminal Advertising which uses the concept of Subliminal Perception. Subliminal Perception means perceiving the stimulus even when it is below the Threshold of perception. For eg - You can notice an unrelated photo if it is shown during a movie even if it is shown for a very very brief period of time (not enough to be fully perceived). This concept is most commonly used in ads where you have a totally unrelated photo with a minute visual or information related to the actual product. This has been recently used in Competitive Advertising (like BMW vs Audi or Pepsi vs Coke) where one company tries to undermine the other through very bleak inherent messages in print advertisements. The research in this field was initiated by James Vicary through his popular theatre experiment. Although his results could not be replicated later with much validity and hence the concept was discarded but the field has gained popularity again in recent times.
  • One is Subliminal Advertising which uses the concept of Subliminal Perception. Subliminal Perception means perceiving the stimulus even when it is below the Threshold of perception. For eg - You can notice an unrelated photo if it is shown during a movie even if it is shown for a very very brief period of time (not enough to be fully perceived). This concept is most commonly used in ads where you have a totally unrelated photo with a minute visual or information related to the actual product. This has been recently used in Competitive Advertising (like BMW vs Audi or Pepsi vs Coke) where one company tries to undermine the other through very bleak inherent messages in print advertisements. The research in this field was initiated by James Vicary through his popular theatre experiment. Although his results could not be replicated later with much validity and hence the concept was discarded but the field has gained popularity again in recent times.

    James Vicary has later confessed that it was a hoax and made hollow claims. But yeah, preceding argument still holds.

    I would like to add one point upon it, after the exposure of stumuli below the threshold limit (subliminal) for it to have any effect, the stimulus has to be introduced soon after without delay.
  • keep the thread going. I will add soon after one exam.
  • http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/25303/psychologyoptionalfor20172018?new=1

    -For Aspirants with psychology optional for 2017,2018.
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