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Cognitive Psychology

Baron-Cohen et al. (autism)
Baron-Cohen, S., Jollife, T., Mortimore, C. & Robertson, M. (1997) Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high functioning adults with autism or Asperger syndrome.

Loftus and Palmer (eyewitness testimony)
Loftus, E.F. & Palmer, J.C. (1974) Reconstruction of auto-mobile destruction: An example of the interaction between language and memory.

Savage-Rumbaugh et al. (animal language)
Savage-Rumbaugh, S., MacDonald, K., Sevcik, R. A., Hopkins, W. D. and Rubert, E. (1986) Spontaneous symbol acquisition and communication use by pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus)

Developmental Psychology

Samuel and Bryant (conservation)
Samuel, J. and Bryant, P. (1984) Asking only one question in the conservation experiment

Bandura, Ross and Ross (aggression)
Bandura, A., Ross, D. & Ross, S.A. (1961) Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models

Freud (Little Hans)
Freud, S. (1909) Analysis of a phobia of a five year old boy. In The Pelican Freud Library (1977), Vol 8, Case Histories 1, pages 169-306

Individual Differences

Rosenhan (sane in insane places)
Rosenhan, D.L. (1973) On being sane in insane places.

Thigpen and Cleckley (Multiple Personality Disorder)
Thigpen, C.H. & Cleckley, H. (1954) A case of multiple personality.

Griffiths (gambling)
Griffiths, M. D. (1994) The role of cognitive bias and skill in fruit machine gambling.

Physiological Psychology

Maguire et al. (brain scans)
Maguire, E. A., Gadian, N. G., Johnsrude, I. S., Good, C. D., Ashburner, J., Frackowiak, R. S., & Fith, C. D. (2000) Navigation-related structural changes in the hippocampi of taxi drivers.

Dement and Kleitman (sleep and dreaming)
Dement, W. & Kleitman, N. (1957) The relation of eye movements during sleep to dream activity: An objective method for the study of dreaming.

Sperry (split brain)
Sperry, R.W. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in consciousness.

Social Psychology

Reicher and Haslam (BBC prison study)
Reicher, S. & Halsam, S. A. (2006) Rethinking the psychology of tyranny. The BBC prison study.

Milgram (obedience)
Milgram. S (1963) Behavioural Study of Obedience.

Piliavin et al. (subway Samaritan)
Piliavin, I.M., Rodin, J.A. & Piliavin, J. (1969) Good Samaritanism: An underground phenomenon?