HW 2 - Andy Gobran Psy 1001 2/02/2011 HW 2 The goal of the...

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Andy Gobran Psy 1001 2/02/2011 HW 2 The goal of the experiment conducted during discussion (as well as the article) was to test if there is any correlation between facial muscle contortion and the reaction to cartoons. There were three groups involved in the experiment: those who would hold the pencil in their mouth with their lips, those who would hold the pencil with their teeth, and those who wouldn’t hold a pencil at all. Then all three groups are shown the same cartoons and asked to rate on a scale of 0 to 5 how amusing they found the article to be (0 being not amusing at all and 5 being very amusing). The independent variable of the experiment was the position of the pen (or the lack of a pen at all) and the depended variable was the reaction of the participants to the cartoons which was measured by each participant’s ratings as mentioned earlier. The data collected by our discussion section suggests that the hypothesis that facial activity has an effect on how amusing cartoons are found is false. Of course as many other experiments there are possible factors as to
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 1001 taught by Professor Denkinger during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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HW 2 - Andy Gobran Psy 1001 2/02/2011 HW 2 The goal of the...

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