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Experience has taught us that not all experiments are suitable to be replicated for the IB Diploma Psychology IA.  However, any of the ones below can be modified to suit.

The hyperlinks below are all of the original experiments, which saves you a lot of time.   The original studies can be hard to read, so focus on the abstract, the introduction, the results and the discussion.  You can also look for secondary material regarding your chosen study, in your text, in the list of references at the end of the original study or on one of the following sites:

Psychology Today

Psychology Today blogs

BPS Research Digest

Simply Psychology

The Psychologist

LIST OF SUITABLE STUDIES WITH LINKS TO ORIGINALS

Bransford, J.D. & Johnson, M. K. (1972). Contextual prerequisites for understanding: Some investigations of comprehension and recall. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 11, 717-726

http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~coulson/203/bransford72.pdf

Loftus, E.C. & Palmer, J. (1974). Reconstruction of Automobile Destruction: An Example of the Interaction between Language and Memory. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behaviour, 13, 585-589

webfiles.uci.edu/eloftus/LoftusPalmer74.pdf

Nisbett, R.E. & Wilson, T.D. (1977). The Halo Effect. Evidence for Unconscious Alteration of Judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 35 (4), 250-256  (Note: student must use Likert-type scale to generate ordinal data).

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/92158/TheHaloEffect.pdf

Peterson, L.R. & Peterson, M.J. (1959) Short-term retention of individual verbal items.

Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58, 193-198

http://psych.indiana.edu/tradition/Peterson_and_Peterson_1959.pdf

Rashidi, N. (2011).  The Effect of Classical Music on the Reading
Comprehension of Iranian Students
. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 74-82, January 2011

http://www.academypublication.com/issues/past/tpls/vol01/01/11.pdf

Stroop, J. Ridley. (1935). Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 18, 643-662

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Stroop/

Triplett, Norman. (1898). The dynamogenic factors in pacemaking and competition. American Journal of Psychology, 9, 507-533. (Use jigsaw puzzles).

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Triplett/

Tversky, A. & Kahneman, D. (1974). Judgment under uncertainty: heuristics and biases.

Science, 185 (4159), 1124-1131

http://people.hss.caltech.edu/~camerer/Ec101/JudgementUncertainty.pdf

Please contact your teacher if you have any questions about your IA study.

 

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