senior advanced psyc
So here are the ideas I have come up with so far:
My teacher teaches the entire 8th grade us history (so 150 students) so if I do a survey or something I'll use them as lab rats.
First would be to get a shitload of pennies, some shiny and some not, and offer kids a choice of either penny, pretty much to see how many people would take the shiny penny, to prove that people like shiny things.
2nd would be to create a survey that would show some embarrassing quality of the entire grade, i have no idea what though, couldn't come up with Ideas.
now for the ideas that I want to do but will be immediately rejected:
1- show the effect of an air-horn on concentration, have kids take a test and go golfing, the whole time knowing that at any point I can blow the air-horn and fuck with them. most teachers and golfers would get pissed as shit
2- Placebo effect, a bunch of kids placebos, telling different people that it will effect them differently, and not tell some people and have them tell us how it effected them. the school board and FDA would frown upon it.
3- re-create the baby alfred experiment. basically Dr. Watson took a baby and made it afraid of things that were white and fuzzy by hitting a gong every time the baby touched it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Albert_experiment
The experiment has already been deemed unethical by the APA, and where the hell will I get a baby