Martin Theodore Orne

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Martin Theodore Orne, M.D., Ph.D., was a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He died February 11, 2000 at the age of 72.[1]

Orne pioneered research into demand characteristics illustrating the weakness of informing participants that they are taking part in a psychology experiment and yet expecting them to act normally. He was also well known as a researcher in the field of hypnosis.


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