HW3 - Ian Tierson Chapter 13: Question 2: A) Naturalistic...

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Ian Tierson Chapter 13: Question 2: A) Naturalistic observation involves unobtrusive observation of behavior in a natural setting. Contrived observation involves setting up situations to be observed. SNAP is an example of contrived observation because the game is developed to produce a certain situation. Contrived observation takes strength in the ability to produce a specific situation and attempting to tie the situation to a specific response. B) Calling the opponent names, throwing cards, blaming the game (i.e. “this game is stupid”), getting physical with the opponent, conspicuously quitting (i.e. “this game sucks, I quit” in a loud voice. 1. What was the main theme or research question in which Ruback and Juieng were interested? The idea was to study territoriality’s effect on parking habits, especially leaving a space when someone else is waiting to pull in. 2. What was the main construct studied by Ruback & Juieng, and how did they operationally define it?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Rager during the Spring '07 term at St. John Fisher College.

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HW3 - Ian Tierson Chapter 13: Question 2: A) Naturalistic...

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