Posted by alexandra_k on December 21, 2004, at 1:14:58
In reply to 1.3, posted by alexandra_k on December 20, 2004, at 13:21:35
I have been sooooooooo tempted to take a picture of the Muller Lyer illusion along to therapy with me to ask peoples in the waiting room whether they think the lines are of equal length or not.
I think this may be considered unethical, though...
Given that the best theory we've got and all would predict that I should induce a delusion in these people! Still, its a relatively safe place to go inducing delusions, I would have thought (and everyone thinks it is a crap prediction anyways).
Someone or other (Gleaves I think) was given ethical approval to attempt to induce DID in first year psych students! He wanted to show that the symptoms could be induced by hypnosis, and they let him!
I am tempted to say 'only in America' - but I should probably be a bit careful there ;-)