Rosenhan's study - experiment 2
Updated: 9/23/2018
Rosenhan's study - experiment 2
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  • Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing to inform you we will be sending a professor in to your facility, pretending to be a patient. Here's how you can help:
  • Rosenhan's study Experiment 2
  • Joanne Smith
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  • On a scale of one to ten, how likely do you think it is that __________ __________ is a pseudo patient?
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  • Was Joanne Smith a pseudo patient?
  • No, Joanne Smith was not a pseudo patient. You misdiagnosed her.
  • In the second study, the staff of a research hospital, who were aware of the first study, were falsely informed that during the next few months one or more pseudo patients would be admitted.
  • Staff members were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how likely it was that a patient was in fact a pseudo patient.
  • Many of the hospitals regular intake were judged to be pseudo patients, showing there is a floor in the diagnosis of patients.
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