Experimental Sample 2

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Effects of Appearance 1 Running Head: EFFECTS OF APPEARANCE ON THE WILLINGNESS OF PEOPLE ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE Effects of Appearance on Willingness of People on a College Campus to Provide Assistance NAME REMOVED TO PRESERVE ANONIMITY Tarleton State University Introduction: A Hypothesis: B Methodology: A- Results: A- Discussion: A+ Quality of Writing: A Overall Grade: 93 %
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Effects of Appearance 2 Effects of Appearance on Willingness of People on a College Campus to Provide Assistance to a Female Introduction Sex, race and physical appearance are the only readily available characteristics visible to a potential helper as information to aid them in deciding whether or not to provide assistance to a person in need (West and Brown, 1975). Physical appearance and clothing also influence how a person’s skill level and social status are viewed (Hope & Mindell, 1994; Fortenberry, MacLean, Morris, & O’Connell, 1978). People are more apt to give assistance to a physically attractive female than an unattractive female (Harrell, 1978). Also, females that wear make-up are viewed as more attractive, by college students, than those that do not (Cash et al., 1989). In this study the researcher will attempt to determine if physical appearance impacts the willingness of people on a college campus to provide assistance to female. A female decoy will walk around a college campus on two consecutive days at the same time each day, but appearing quite differently. One day she will be wearing make-up, very nice clothes, and have her hair styled. The other day she will not have washed or brushed her hair, will wear baggy, tattered and ill fitting clothes with no make-up applied. The total number of people willing to assist the decoy pick up her dropped books will be recorded. Purpose/Hypothesis (Null) The primary purpose of the study was to determine if appearance would have an impact on whether or not a person would assist a female in a time of need. The null hypothesis is Kyle W. McGregor 12/18/06 12:47 AM Kyle W. McGregor 12/18/06 12:48 AM Kyle W. McGregor 12/18/06 12:48 AM Kyle W. McGregor 12/18/06 12:49 AM Deleted: available Deleted: s Comment: Great lead-in! Comment: The study is complete, remember to write in past-tense.
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Effects of Appearance 3 appearance will not serve as a factor on a person’s willingness to provide assistance on a college campus. Methodology
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ACR 598 taught by Professor Kylemcgregor during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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