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Unformatted text preview: Hannah Bauss Psy 329 5/25/09 Research Methods Participants Our participants were undergrad university students. 17 were male and 30 were female. Some received compensation for participating in the study and others were volunteers. Participants were between the ages of 18 and 38. All participants were treated in accordance with the University Human Subjects Committee. Procedure The following procedure was used to produce scene perception. Our independent variable was whether the participants were relaxed or not. Our dependent variable was the amount of detail created during scene production. Participants were randomly assigned to the control and experimental groups and taken to separate rooms. We employed the Velton Relaxation technique on the experimental, or relaxation, group was shown a brief power point presentation for about 5 to 7 minutes. We then passed out a piece of paper with instructions to envision a scene or a house and its inhabitant(s); then to draw that scene on the backside of the...
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- Spring '09