was the Harvard School of Public Health Alcohol College Survey that surveyed students from different colleges in 1993, 1997, and 1999. In 1999 12,317 students from these colleges covering 40 states participated. Hingson et al. mention a few reasons why their numbers might be conservative with one reason being social desirability. Another reason suggested by Hingson e... ... middle of paper ... ...ion membership 7 (8.6%) of those who reported regretted sex under the influence in the past 12 months were greek organization members while 74 (91.4%) were not.
Also he believed it gave him a real accurate in sight to the behaviour behind his study. This is where you see why not involving the subject(s) gives you a better perspective on your study as you are getting a true account of their reasons and behaviour towards society. Another sociologist, Jason Ditton, also found that keeping... ... middle of paper ... ...up’s and downs. It is very useful if you wanted to get valid data as you can really get to know someone with a participant observation however you can only study a small sample so your data won’t be representative of the whole population not to mention the fact that you cannot repeat a participant observation and therefore it lacks reliability as well. What’s more observations of all sorts can be very time consuming and expensive so you need to make sure that nothing can go wrong otherwise you would have wasted a lot of your time as well as others.
Paper 1: In 1995, Schmolck, Buffalo, and Squire (2000) began a study that would test the accuracy of recollections of the O.J. Simpson murder trial and they discovered that flashbulb memories were vulnerable to distortion and inaccuracies over time. 222 undergraduate psychology students at the University of California participated in this study that initially involved recalling how they had first heard the results of the trial on October 6, 1995 (three days after the verdict was released) (Schmolck et al., 2000). The independent variable in this study was the time after the initial event that the follow-up questionnaires were given which was either 15 or 32 months after the event. The dependent variable is the accuracy of the flashbulb memories at the follow-up tests.
White Feather Corporation’s College Recruitment Program White Feather Corporation (WFC) is a consumer products company that employs approximately 3,400 that has developed a college recruitment strategy. WFC human resources (HR) department determined that there was a need for 40 new college graduate hires. Marianne Collins a ten year employee of WFC was promoted to the human resources department and tasked with beginning the new college graduate recruitment effort. The first year that recruiting efforts were completed on campuses, resulted in dismal results that only met 37.5% of the college hiring goal or fifteen of forty needed employees. Last year Marianne delegated on-site campus interviews to three department managers to be recruiters preparing them only with a briefing to keep their questions specific to qualifications for the job.
The name of the experiment was the Stanford Prison Experiment, a study that was supposed to be for two weeks, lasting only six days. This study was conducted by Philip Zimbardo, a psychologist that taught at the university. Professor Zimbardo wanted to examine how volunteers would react in a simulated prison. Zimbardo and his colleagues put an advertisement in the local paper asking for participants. Then on Sunday, August 17, 1971 twenty-four applicants were placed in a mock prison, set up in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
The study consisted of thirty-nine randomly selected volunteers from a road transport company (thirty subjects) and the transport corps of the Australian army (nine subjects) of which thirty-seven were male and 2 were female. The experiment was conducted in a laboratory with half of the subjects commencing with alcohol consumption tests and the other half doing the sleep deprivation tests first (counterbalanced testing). Prior to testing, subjects performed 4 hours of practice sessions to prepare for the experiment. Two hours after waking the next morning testing started for both the sleep deprivation and
Most people would like to think that they would never do anything to intentionally hurt another human being. However history has shown that human nature does not always prevail with the best outcomes. The following experiments and real life events all reflect that human beings succumb to obedience even when common sense tells them that what they are doing is wrong. Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison experiment, Milgram’s electric shock study, and the scandal surrounding Abu Ghraib are reflections on the outcome of obeying a command regardless of the results and why someone would do so. An experiment by Zimbardo provided insight on how a regular person changes roles when placed within a specific social setting.
A 1976 study conducted by two Indiana University professors proves that assorting a teacher’s lectures and having a 3-5 minute interval would regain the students’ attention. The study was executed long before the era of texting and social networks so the immediate generation of students have even shorter attention and more impaired by distractions. The professors conducted another study in 1985 in which they tested the students’ memory of reminiscing facts from a 20 minute lecture. T... ... middle of paper ... ...ust 2). Study: What earns student attention in college classrooms.
The Vera Institute of Justice reported that forty states spent thirty nine billion dollars in one year on prisons and prisoners, a yearly average of $31,286 per prisoner (Vera.org). This is a huge amount of money being used to incarcerate people who haven’t even been involved in violent crimes. In several graphs posted
He set up the experiment with lab mice, beaming electromagnetic signals at them two hours a day, for eight months, this is the equivalent to daily phone use for 25 to 30 years for humans. The results surprised the research team. Over a long period of time, the radiation that the mice received, correlated with improved memory in normal mice, and helped to protect the mice from dementia and in some cases, reverse dementia. Arendash thought it was a sporadic event. Further testing showed that the mice who were genetically programmed to develop dementia had retained memories after the lengthy blasts of radiation.