PSY326Week4DQ1 - A variable is an event or behavior that...

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A variable is an event or behavior that can assume at least two values (Smith & Davis, 2010). The independent variable should have at least two variables whereas the dependent variable has at least two or more values. Independent variables are those variables that the experimenter purposely manipulates or controls (Smith & Davis, 2010). The independent variable would be the type and/or number of points in the instructions that were made to be "inadequate". The dependent variable (DV) changes as a function of the level of the IV experienced by the participant (Smith & Davis, 2010). Your dependent variable would be the degree of response in your test subject - the amount of anger/frustration felt. One way to increase the chances that the subject would feel anger/frustration is that they would be told they had to complete the task in a certain time frame by a person of "authority" (teacher, potential employer) or that they would be denied some type of reward (they would be paid some amount, but only if they complete the task in the time frame allotted). Some other extraneous variables might be if they try
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