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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
reply to post by jerryznv
What kind of psychology class is it? General psychology, social psychology, biological psychology.....the type of psychology class would help us narrow it down to help you out.
Originally posted by freethinker123
Well I will make a suggestion based on something I did when I studied a bit myself.
Namely gender roles within Child Psychology. Basically you observe girls and boys of pre-school age and analyse / remark upon the differences between boys and girls. Its actually quite fun, if you have social issues then watching the behaviour of kids won't be too difficult. Of course you have to get permission from a school or playgroup to do this type of thing, but this wasn't a problem for me in the UK.
There have been many studies of this kind so it won't be so difficult to fill any gaps if you don't manage to carry out fieldwork to a satisfactory extent.
Originally posted by Manhater
reply to post by jerryznv
I had to do this.
Easy, I did mine on walking and driving to class.
Which one, wouldmake late to classes, if I used? And in both cases. I was still late. But the driving, made me more later looking for a parking spot.
Then at he end, I put. Looks like I need a hover board.
edit on 2-2-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
Trying to help, not on a college level though, just a mom.
Originally posted by Destinyone
Ok here is my idea. on a social experiment. On reactions to a fixed test with 2 groups of 10 subjects each. One with your control subject/assistant, the other without. In random social testing/
You would require a small clear plexiglass box containing 5 large cockroaches, you can get them at pet shops for feeding lizards. $5.00 cash per person who completes the required test.
Questionnaire for subjects to answer based on their reactions, physical and emotional. Questions predetermined by you
with maybe 4 selections to each question for test subjects to choose from.
Place large roaches in plexi box, so they can be seen but test subject feels secure in them not getting out.
Ask each test subject to reach into box and pick up a roach and hold it for 10 seconds. Place back in box and answer questions on sheet.
For group A have your assistant act as if he is a random person who has done the test, encourage each person in the group as they do it individually.
In group B your assistant acts as only an assistant holding a clipboard with the questionnaires. saying nothing to the test subjects.
Compare answers from Group A and B to see if there is a notable difference between test subjects who are exposed to the assistant as a participant, against the group who did not.
What is the effect of random encouragement, from a complete stranger in an uncomfortable situation.
Silly, but there ya have it....