Naturalistic Observation

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This naturalistic observation experiment examined if eating alone lead to more device usage than eating in a group. It was hypothesis that individuals eating alone are more likely to use any form of technology opposed to individuals eating with one or more individuals. For the observation there were n = 50 participants (21) female and (29) male. The observation was held in public domains that service food (campus café) and a (food court). The observation in both domains lasted for 3 minutes for each participants. The observation consisted of six variables: sex, age, group or alone, duration spent on the device and if the person even had a device exposed within the observation. In examining the data, the results supported the hypotheses that…show more content…
Individuals are meant to feel secure when a certain individual are present, and to feel apprehensive when that individual is away. This desire for human interaction can be thought of as the need for attachment and the need for affiliation. These are two distinctive, yet interrelated needs. Research indicates that human beings need company most when they are afraid, anxious, or unsure of themselves and want to compare their feelings with those of others. Relationships help people to confirm and validate their ideas and feelings as well as to value themselves.
Individuals need a sense of self; however, individuals seek out the need for interpersonal bound with other individuals while eating. In the conduction of this experiment it was questioned if eating alone lead to more device usage than eating in a group. It was hypothesis that individuals eating alone are more likely to use any form of technology opposed to individuals eating with one or more individuals. Method
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And young adults used technological devices more frequently than middle age, teenage age and older adults. Suggesting that younger adults are more disposed to use a technological device within a group and or being alone due to their frequent usage of a device while eating.
As mentioned in the lecture review individuals become expressive and created a pattern of compulsively usage of technology rather than to interact with unknown individuals. The results also indicated that female are more likely to use a form of technology when alone than male participants. Jane Carter (2017), has reported that women have a habitual ritual to be present and interacting with the world around, then men. Moreover, both men and women had a higher average of technological usages while consuming food alone rather than a group setting, indicating that human beings need a sense of company. The desire for human interaction can be thought as the need for attachment and the need for affiliation. Eating is an individualistic experience, thus generating a social experience whether it might be with another individual or with it a device creates an ambience of oneself and

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