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The Milgram Experiment: Testing Blind Obedience to Authority

The 1950s and 1960s were the proverbial heydays for behavioral psychology experiments in the United States.  Harry Harlow’s Rhesus Monkey Experiments tested the effects of maternal separation and social isolation. The Solomon Asch Conformity Experiments tested the power of conformity in groups. Finally, the New York Child Development Center’s Child Development Twin Study examined the effects of twins raised apart.  These …

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What Were The 13 Original Colonies?

Today, the United States of America includes 50 states. However, they were only thirteen in the beginning—- the 13 original colonies.  The 13 original colonies of colonial America can be grouped geographically into three distinct regions. They include: The Southern Colonies The southern Colonies included the provinces of Maryland, Carolina (later divided into South and …

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Elvita Adams Miraculously Survived Jumping Off the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building, located at West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York, is one of New Yorks’s and even the world’s most recognized landmarks.  However, while it is known for its record-breaking height of 1,454 feet (443.2m) tall, including its antenna, the building is also famous for its dark and wild history. From accidental plane …

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