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Psicología Experimentos
  • Dates: 12th, 19th and 26th February; 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March; 1st April
  • Timetable:  from 4pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Getafe Campus
  • Classroom: 4.1.04
  • Duration: 20 classroom hours
  • Prices:
    • University Community: €26
    • External participants: €100
  • Number of places: 40
  • Objetivos


    • To talk about some of the most impressive experiments in the history of Psychology in a precise manner and without “sensationalism”
    • Search for new ways to analyse some of the problems of today’s world
    • Generate possible solutions for these problems, applicable to environments of students’ performance
  • Program


    • Simulation of a simplified experiment. Explanation and analysis of the results and practical application to the students’ work environments.

    • Psychopolis/The power of the situation. What Psychology is and is not. Main focuses. Myths and questions.

    • “Little Albert Experiment” Phobic Condition, an experiment of J.B. Watson (1920) Walden Dos (Skinner), an experiment turned real; “Clockwork Orange” or the metaphor for radical behaviourism
    • Kurt Lewin’s Leadership Styles Theory (1939) and the developmental experiment on the prejudice of Jane Elliot: (1968) “The Robber’s Cave Experiment” In-group and Out-group, M. Sherif’s experiment (1954)
    • “Conformity Experiment” Peer pressure and perception. S. Asch’s experiment (1951). Modern versions of imitation: the lift, the intersection.
    • “Behavioural Study of Obedience” Obedience to Authority, S. Milgram’s experiment (1963)
    • “Rosenhan/Thud Experiment” Validity of psychiatric diagnosis, D. Rosenhan’s experiment (1968-1972)
    • Authoritarianism, Ron Jones’ “The Third Wave” (1969). “Popcorn Experiment” Subliminal perception, Vicary’s experiment. Does our sight deceive us? Langer’s experiment, “The Illusion of Control” (1975) and DJ. Simons and C. Chabris’  “Gorillas in our midst” experiment (1999)
    • “Stanford Prison Experiment”. Roles and violence in groups, Zimbardo’s experiment (1971) Student Support Services Personal Improvement Program



    • Minimum attendance of 80% of the hours


  • Teaching

    Guillermo Fouce Fernández

    • Doctor in Psychology. President of the developmental NGO Psychologists without Borders Madrid. He was an associated professor of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for six years. Spokesman for the Government Council of the Official College of Psychologists of Madrid in Social Intervention and Emergencies.
  • Credit recognition
    • Recognition of one optional credit