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09/07/2019

What was Psychology’s focus in the 1960’s?

QUESTION
What was Psychology’s focus in the 1960’s?

ANSWER
I did an essay on this in my Issues and Controversies in Psychology module last year. As far as I can remember the Cold War effected what psychologists were doing in the 60s, especially American ones. They were doing experiments on mental health patients (without their permission of course), trying to find ways to make the ‘perfect spy’ and also find a way to make the perfect lie detector and also tried to erase human memory completely. It’s pretty interesting, just do a search on google and I’m sure a lot will come up!