Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind. Why do we do the things that we do? Why do we choose to believe the things that we believe? Scientists have been searching for the answers to these questions for as long as there have been scientists. Throughout history we’ve seen talented researchers set up interesting scenarios in order to try and learn something about the human mind. Some of these experiments turned out to be disastrous while others helped us find out new information about the human experience. We decided to pull together 13 different psychology experiments that dared to plunge the depth of human behavior. Listed below are all 13 experiments and we guarantee that they will change the way that you think!
Josh Bell’s Violin Display.
When you see someone who could legitimately be considered the best in the world at what they do you probably would stop for a moment to take it all in. If you saw Kobe Bryant taking jump shots at the park or Stephen King writing stories at the coffee shop your eyes might instantly go their way. Scientists decided to test how well humans observe their surroundings by having one of the worlds greatest violinists, Josh Bell, play his instrument in a crowded metro station in Washington D.C. Bell was dressed up as a homeless person despite the fact that he was playing a $3 million violin. Bell earned a total of $32 in change over an entire day playing on the streets. A seat at the back of the room for one of his real shows would cost you over $100.