Famous Experiments in Psychology

About the Course 

Have you ever come across cool experiments from the (not so long ago) past and wondered, why do psychologists even do this stuff? Scare babies, have people wear gorilla outfits, stare at dogs for long hours and make college kids pretend to be prisoners, among other things. Are we just bored? In this course, we will learn about groundbreaking experiments in psychology that were honestly, a little messed up- and talk about why. For example, the Stanford Prison Experiment, Milgram's Obedience Experiment, Little Albert Experiment, etc. We will watch some interesting clips, play some games, debate how right or wrong they were, and in the end, create a proposal for our very own experiment!

Course Instructor

Yashodhara Kundra


Beloit College