The Monster Study - Wendell Johnson

129.2 – The Monster Study

The Monster Study (aka Tudor Study) is an unethical psychology experiment that was conducted in 1939 on 22 orphans in Davenport, Iowa. The goal was to a test the theory that by deeply worrying about starting to stutter, one may develop the speech disorder. Mary Tudor, a graduate student attempted to induce stuttering – to create the behavior – in fluent speakers.