Participants My experiment would be conducted using a 100 students from two the undergraduate level course in Rhode Island College. I will ask students if they consider themselves to have high level of test anxiety and form two groups. They will be presented with material that they have previously learned from their professor Design The Main effect of my proposed experiment is test anxiety. Independent variables is the subject variable of test anxiety. I also will be telling the students to do the test first without revealing their answers.
Solomon Asch (1951) conducted a simple experiment which is today expressed as a classic in social psychology. The purpose of Asch’s study was to investigate the degree to which group pressure could affect a person to conform. The procedure consisted of one standard line and three comparison lines, where the participants were asked to match the correct comparison line to the standard line in length. 50 male students in the US participated in this task. In each trial of the study, only one real participant was involved with six to eight confederates, which the naïve participant was unaware of.
The next study establishes how the first-generation college student’s experience is with less parental support than their peers. The researchers have made a hypothesis that these differences are found in areas relevant to college specifically rather than parental support overall, which can provide a distinction between type of support and differences and similarities in perception by first-generation status (Barry et al., 2014). Barry et al. (2014) had conducted research throughout four various universities and they received 1,539 valid responses, for a 24% total response rate. Of the 1539 respondents, virtually all (92%) were between 17 and 19 years-old (p. 4).
This would make the beliefs and behaviors consistant with one another and avoid dissonance. The main point of cognitive dissonance is that people want consistency in their attitudes and beliefs and if their beliefs are inconsistent with their behaviors they will have a motivation to reduce the dissonance change which can give them the cause to change behaviors. This change can sometimes be illogical and absurd but it helps them to reduce the conflicting attributes.
By the end of the freshman year, the same students were called back to reassess their weight and body fat. The findings were conclusive with the author’s original hypothesis. Graham and Louis 2010 state “We found no significant differences on initial EAT scores, body-image scores, participants’ reported or recorded weight at the beginning of the year or percentage of body fat between the 49 follow-up subjects and the 32 that did not follow up” (p.172). The authors provide statistical data in the form of graphs to quantify these findings. As the article comes to the end, the authors present a cause and effect theory that categorizes The Freshman 15 from a different perspective.
40 males and 35 female students in undergraduate studies were chosen to participate in the study and were randomly assigned to either the control group- no stereotype threat presented- or the experimental group- stereotype threat presented. The stereotype threat presented was that women are worse than men at quantitative cognitive tasks. Subjects were then asked to
The College Board administers the SAT test in the United States. As the Taylor 2 College Board’s website says, the SAT test "does not pretend to measure all factors related to freshman student success, but its scores have a statistically significant relationship to that success. It continues to weigh heavily in the college student evaluation process.” Along with the SAT, we also have another similar test the ACT. The ACT is a standardized test to determine a high school graduate’s preparation for college-level work. It covers four areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.
Students worked in small groups collaborate to answer questions related to catheter insertion, extraction, and maintenance. The method that was used to evaluate the students is manually grading of the post-quiz to measure the students’ cognitive ability to retain the information. No apparatus or equipment used during the data collection. Miller and Metz (2014), investigates and compared the perception of the active learning process between students who were exposed to the active learning process in the classroom and members who relied on the lecture as their primary teaching strategy. The study concludes that 89% of students who engages in the active learning process through gaming in the classroom predicted favorable results in the students’ performances and motivated to learn the
Survey forms were given 4 times after a period of time. The researchers concluded that poor academic achievers and students whose academic achievement has deteriorated are more likely to turn to the use of marijuana. In another research done by Arria, Caldeira, Bugbee and Vincent (2015) between the relationship marijuana use and academic consequences, they made a connection between skipping class, grade point average (GPA) and the use of marijuana. This study tested the direct and indirect effects of marijuana use on GPA. 1253 college students participated in a 8 annual assessment.
The specialists led a review on the basic effect instructors can have on distinguishing, reacting and decreasing harassing in schools which was gone to by 1,236 respondents and finished by 860 respondents. The information gathering device was taken from early scientists and altered a bit. As indicated by the overview 70% of social/social harassing, 67% of Verbal tormenting, 39% of digital tormenting and 35% of physical harassing was accounted for. The greater part respondents additionally recommended that tormenting start in the age in the middle of preschool and year 4. There were numerous tormenting anticipation methodologies reported in the report and recommendations together with remarks were recorded from the respondents.