23 Disturbing, Real Experiments Done On Children

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We're big supporters of science and the scientific method, but let's face it -- sometimes that shit gets weird. Like when scientists have the genius idea to conduct experiments on children -- often their own offspring.

Read on for actual, weird experiments conducted by scientists who probably don't get a lot of Mother's Day cards.

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18th century scientist Stephen Gray had observed that an electric charge can travel great distances through single, or multiple objects. To demonstrat

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Scientists at England's University of Sheffield made 6-month-old babies stare at different faces of macaques to see how well they can recognize faces.

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d'Armond Speers wanted to know how children understand languages, sO he taught his son STAR TREK LANGUAGE KLInGon for the first three years of his lif

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In 2012, an experiment revealed that children tend to become selfish and unhelpful when they are reminded about money. O Two groups of children were s

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High school teacher Ron Jones started an experiment that snowballed into a school- wide fascist movement called 'The Third THE wave' WAVE Meant to dem

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A group of psychologists managed to guilt-trip children into good behavior. They gave the children toys that were rigged to break the moment they touc

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Psychology professor Clarence Leuba wanted to know if laughing when tickled is an innate response, so he performed experiments on his own children. Fo

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After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd grade teacher Jane Elliott taught her class about racism by turning them racist. She segregated

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A study conducted by scientists from Yale University indicates that babies under 24 months have a sense of morality. When shown puppets who did someth

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Laszlo Polgar believed that anyone can become a genius with early training. To prove this, he tested his hypothesis on his own daughters:! Susan, Soph

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CRACKEDCON In 1960, psychologists Eleanor J. Gibson and Richard D. Walk devised an illusory cliff contraption to see if babjes' survival instinct woul

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THE SMELLIER, THE BETTER Before they can see her face, a newborn is guided to their mother's breast by smell. BUT JUST HOW DO WE KNOW? Scientists dang

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Dro Carolyn Rovee-Collier was one of the first psychologists to test the memory function in infants. While looking for a way to entertain her own baby

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1950's researchers Jones and Bayley examined whether early or late onset puberty was more socially advantageous. Hot S Not This mostly involved studyi

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GRAGKEDOON Researchers put kids in a room, said an invisible woman named Princess Alice was going to watch them play a game, and then they left. The k

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In the 1990s, low income minority families in Baltimore, Maryland were CRAGN offered federally funded subsidized housing if they would agree to regula

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R A C I S T The verdict is in: Babies are racist. Researchers from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education had adults of various races show babies

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In 1962, Laurel Children's Center in Maryland used children to test experimental acne medications. The researchers continued testing even after half o

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Do wet diapers wake up babies? That's what a 2007 experiment set to find out. Scientists gathered 34 sleeping infants and, using a syringe, injected t