26 Famous Psychology Case Studies

Many famous psychology case studies have been debunked. In this article, I will outline those that have withstood the test of time and those that have not. Here are the case studies:

  1. Phineas Gage – Physician John Martyn Harlow
  2. Anna O. – Breuer & Freud (1895)
  3. Cleckley‘s (1941) case studies of psychopathy (The Mask of Sanity) and multiple personality disorder (The Three Faces of Eve) (1957)
  4. Little HansFreud 
  5. Rat ManFreud 
  6. John/Joan caseJohn Money 
  7. Genie (feral child)
  8. Piaget’s studies
  9. Rosenthal’s book on the murder of Kitty Genovese The Bystander Effect – (Debunked)
  10. Rosenhan’s experiment – David Rosenhan – (Debunked)
  11. Washoe (sign language)
  12. Patient H.M.
  13. Lev Zasetsky – A.R. Luria
  14. Solomon Shereshevsky – A.R. Luria
  15. When Prophecy Fails[3]  – by Leon FestingerHenry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter
  16. The Marshmallow Experiment – Walter Mischel
  17. Jill Price – Elizabeth Parker; Larry Cahill; and James McGaugh.
  18. Halo Effect Experiment – Edward Thorndike 1977
  19. Bobo Doll Experiment, 1961, 1963
  20. The Asch Conformity Study, 1951 –  Solomon Asch
  21. Milgram experiment, 1963 – Stanley Milgram
  22. Stanford Prison Experiment, 1971- Philip Zimbardo – (Debunked)
  23. The Learned Helplessness Experiment, 1965 – Martin Seligman
  24. The Little Albert experiment, 1920 – John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner Johns
  25. Anna O – Freud
  26. Czech Twins – Koluchova

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