Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Group 7 Rivera, McWilliams, Vetter, Schneider

Tuesday, March 10th

Our group received our given assignment of imitating levitation. We will blindfold a person, have them stand on a board, and tell them they are being lifted. The combination of the imitation of movement and the placebo effect (they believe they are really being lifted) will make them believe it really happened. We were informed that on average the general population reported being lifted 'around 3 feet'. We spent the day completing worksheets eleven and twelve.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
Today in class our group worked on worksheets 13, 14, and 15.
worksheet 13
Thursday March 12 2015
Today we continued to work on worksheets 13, 14, and 15.
worksheet 14
worksheet 15
Friday, March 13, 2015
Today we completed all of the worksheets except number thirteen which includes the case studies and the paragraphs that elaborate on them.

Monday, March 16 2015
Today we continued to work on worksheets sixteen and seventeen.
worksheet 16

March 17, 2015
Today we worked on handouts 18, 19, and 20. We returned to handout 13 to edit and improve our paragraphs on the case studies.
worksheet 18
worksheet 19
worksheet 20
Wednesday, March 18th --
Today we completed all assigned worksheets thus far. We have purchased our tri-fold poster board and planned on how we are going to create and decorate it.

Thursday, March 19th
Today we practiced our experiment on ourselves and others in class to fully understand the operation. We now have a first basis understanding to how our experiment gives the illusion of height and how to perform it well.

Friday, March 20, 2015 --
Today we finalized our plan to create our poster. We created a survey that is linked to the QR Code so that we can collect data from participants.

March 23, 2015 -- Today we worked on our step by step guide for our experiment. We continued plans for our poster.

Tuesday March 24, 2015 -- We brought in poster materials and began to create our poster in class. We decided roles on who would be completing which parts of the poster.

Wednesday March 25, 2015 -- We finished our poster and assigned roles as to who will bring in our needed supplies, such as the blindfold and a pen to fill out the surveys.

Thursday March 26, 2015 -- Today was the official Psychology fair. We had around 200 participants throughout the day and collected a decent amount of data to analyze.
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- Our group agreed that the fair, although tiring, was an enjoyable experience. However, we had hoped our experiment and hypothesis would have been been successful, and that the participant were not as disrespectful and did not tell others the secret to our experiment.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like your group has an interesting topic/concept, and I look forward to seeing the end result. I plan to test out the placebo effect and see if it impacts my perception of being lifted or not. Keep up the great work, and I am looking forward to seeing the end results.

    Mr. Sosnowski