Festinger (1956)

IB Psychology: Festinger (1956)

Festinger"s classic study is an example of research carried out in the sociocultural approach. Although it does not directly link to the content of the unit it is a great study for introducing the concept of a covert, participant field observation - or a naturalistic observation. It is also a good discussion of ethical considerations in research.Background informationThe classic 1954 study by Festinger carried out...


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