“On Being Sane in Insane Places” A study by D.L. Rosenhan 1973. Christinia Stokley, Sara Smith, & Ruth Halls February 10, 2003 Psy405-001. David L. Rosenhan. Professor of Law and Psychology at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 1951 AB Mathematics 1953 MA Economics 1958 Ph. D. Psychology.
Christinia Stokley, Sara Smith, & Ruth Halls
February 10, 2003
“However much we may be personally convinced that we can tell the normal from the abnormal, the evidence is simply not compelling.” D. L. Rosenhan, 1973
“What is a nice Jewish boy doing in a place like this?”
“ The hospital itself imposes a special environment in which the meaning of behavior can be easily misunderstood.”
D. L. Rosenhan, 1973
Could you replicate this study today and achieve the same results?
1.) Rosenhan, D. L. (1973). On being sane in insane places. Science, 179, 250-258.
2.) Greenberg, J. (1981, June/July). An interview with David Rosenhan. APA Monitor, 4-5.
3.) Hock, R. R. (2002). Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations Into the History of Psychological Research 4th Edition (pp. 221-229)
4.) Stanford University, Retrieved on February 5, 200. http://www.law.stanford.edu/faculty/rosenhan/