Watch the video I have embedded titled “Visual Cliff Experiment”. After watching the video, you should understand how the researchers at Cal Berkeley were able to assess the ability of infants to visualize and perceive different depths.
Question 1. You are an experimenter, and you want to implement your own research to further the finds of the video you just watched. Provide the following for your own scientific research:
Hypothesis of your scientific research
Experimental methodology you would use to validate your hypothesis
Make sure you INCLUDE AND IDENTIFY, as part of your experimental methodology, the
Expected outcome(s) and/or conclusion(s) of your proposed scientific research
Question 2. What’s even more fascinating about these series of visual cliff experiments is that the infants have never been taught that crossing over these visual cliffs can be dangerous. Regardless, their movements (which are behaviors, as these movements are observable by others), near these cliffs demonstrate that infants may have an innate understanding of danger based on what they see. Why do you think this is the case?