Chapter 2 Homework Assignment
Scientific research in social psychology
5 Gorillas story
55 a meditation on the speed limit
Six Feet Under Ordering Flowers
Classical conditioning in the Office
Answer these 2 questions in essay format. Each response should be no less than 3 paragraphs, i.e. opening (set the stage), defending the position, and drawing a conclusion. Since most of you will be continuing on to 4-year colleges, and some of you to graduate school, use these assignments to hone your writing skills.
1. Using these 4 videos, explain either the social psychology research methods used for each experiment, the underlying premise or belief about human behavior in that situation, or both. Argue whether they can be considered scientifically empirical and can easily be proven or replicated by another researcher. If so, what would you anticipate the replication studies to find?
2. Do you think most people are sheeple? Are human herd animals, and as such, tend to look outside themselves at others for cues on social appropriateness? Be sure to explain your answer from the social psychology theory outlined in your text.
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