Experiment Essays

  • Caffeine Experiment

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    mechanisms involved in the rewarding and motor-activating properties of these drugs” (Solinas 2002). In Marcello Solinas and Serge Ferré’s experiment

  • Popular Music Experiments

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    This laboratory experiment aims to investigate the effects of lyrics in popular music on the ability to recall information as a replication of a study conducted by Blanton, Elmer and Yates (2006). In this study, 16 participants, ranging from 16-18 years old of mixed gender and race taking the International Baccalaureate program at a private international school in Singapore, studied a list of 32 words while listening to music with lyrics, music without lyrics and then were asked to recall the words

  • Enzyme Absorbency Experiment

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    contents then turned from a clear to dark yellow when mixed with absorbency (A400) of 1.370, the highest absorbency out of all tests. The reactant that was lacking in the control reaction was the enzyme. It is important to include controls in an experiment in order to see how one substance can affect many other substances or organisms. The other controls that could have been performed were the

  • Pill Bug Experiment Report

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    bugs (Rollie Pollie): The Effect of Isopod Behavior on Wet vs Dry Stimuli Abstract: There are two main purposes for this experiment. First, isopods were observed so that their behavior could be recorded. Second, we exposed the isopods to a wet cotton ball and dry cotton ball, to determine which stimuli the pill bugs (or Rollie pollies) preferred over the other. In the experiment, five different pill bugs were removed from their usual habitat and placed in a choice chamber 1 pill bug at a time for

  • Picture Superiority Effect Experiment

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    VERBAL IMAGERY ABSTRACT The present experiment was conducted to study the effect of word length and presence or absence of visual cues on memory. It was conducted to see whether the presence or absence of the visual cue leads to better remembrance of the words presented to the participant. Also the length of the words was taken into consideration to test the memory for the words shown to the participants. This experiment was conducted with the sample of 82 participants wherein they were presented

  • Summary Of The Unplanned Human Experiment

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    The Unplanned Human Experiment “Too spicy,” said Elijah, the son of Dr. Steingraber, after trying a food that some believe to be a stereotypical child’s favorite. In Steingraber’s essay, “But I Am a Child Who Does”, she writes about her accidental “human experiment”. Her experiment consists of her two children, Faith and Elijah, having a very particular food preference. Their taste perception was based solely on direct experience and was not exposed to any manipulating advertisements. However,

  • Acid-Base Titration Experiment

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    The acid-base titration experiment was a two week process. To begin the first week, a buret reading quiz was taken by each member of the group. When taking the quiz, it was recognized that 50 mL burrets can be measured to the nearest 0.01 mL (burrets are read from top to bottom). After the test was taken, a TA or the professor verified the accuracy of the reading. After testing the burret reading, the next step was to start the experiment by preparing approximately 0.1 M NaOH solution. First calculate

  • Cow's Hair Whorl Experiment

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    Analysis This experiment took place in order to resolve the theories that the height of a cow’s hair whorl can predict the way the cow will react while being handled by the producer. The experiment took place at a cattle operation owned by Jim Hull in Philadelphia, TN when he was doing normal weigh-in and vaccination procedures with his animals. These procedures consisted of trimming of the tail, a vaccine and de-wormer injection in the neck on each side, and a new ear tag if the cow exceeded the

  • Stanley Milgram's Experiment Summary

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    Jerry M Burger's replication in 2009 of Stanley Milgram's Obedience study (1963, 1965 and 1974) specifically experiment 5, attempted to recreate this controversial and influential research whilst avoiding the ethical issues that the original study brought into play. How close was this to the original? What are the parts of the original that Burger was unable to recreate? Did these alterations effect the results when compared to Milgram's? What follows is my selection and explanation of key similarity’s

  • Stanley Milgram Experiment Summary

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    severe punishments on the victim in learning experiment context. The punishment is administered through shock generator means with switches grading to 30 that range from Sight Shock to Severe Shock: danger. The victim is a n E confederate and the study is based on the maximum shock that S can give. Twenty-six Ss complied with the commands of the experiment fully along with administering maximum shocks on the given generator. Fourteen Ss cut off the experiment at some point when the victim refused and

  • Fear And Loss Aversion Experiments

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    Nowadays, social science is becoming more and more popular to experiment and speak with data, especially behavioral economists. In general, they all take college students as subjects on campus, but the 2010 ‘The Economist’ reported that the experiment is different: two economists from the University of Toronto and the University of Chicago arrived in China. A factory that produces electronic products took an experiment from a Chinese worker. The workers did not know that they had become subjects

  • Pill Bug Attractancy Experiment

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    The overall purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of different types of environments on pill bug attractancy. Pill bugs were exposed to 2 different environments (sugar and water). The attractancy was observed and recorded in a raw data table. A research hypothesis was formulated that the sugar would work as the best attractant for pill bugs. Sugar had the greatest impact of the two environments used because it attracted 8/9 ants. Due to this the research hypothesis was supported

  • Research Paper On Lucretius Thought Experiment

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    Lucretius Thought Experiment Thought experiments can be useful scientific tools for attempting to understand situations that cannot realistically be tested for a variety of reasons. They have served as the basis for many scientific revolutions, from Galileo’s refutation of Aristotle by deducing that all objects must fall at the same rate to Einstein’s thought experiments which contributed to his formulation of the theory of relativity. While it may appear that such experiments use nothing more than

  • Nazi Medical Experiments During Ww2

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    Medical Experiments Nazi’s during World War II conducted many cruel and unethical experiments on unsuspecting Jewish victims. The information gained by these experiments is valuable. However, some see the use of this information as cruel and downright offensive. Today, modern scientists are forced to deal with the unethicality of these trials. Today, there are strict relegations placed on human experimentation for scientific and medical advancements. Furthermore, we look back on these experiments as

  • Lab Report For Pill Bug Experiment

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    Pill Bug Preference to Moist or Dry Environment Abstract: The Armadillidium vulgare, also called the pill bug, is a terrestrial crustacean. Crustaceans use their gills for respiration, meaning damp environments are a constraint to them. In this experiment two environmental variables were used moist and dry. The purpose was to see the behavioral adaptation of the crustaceans to the moist or dry environment and which they preferred. Due to their way of respirating it was hypothesized that they’ll prefer

  • Facebook Mod Experiment

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    There are many experiments that involve human use or misuse in order to research and expand on our knowledge of an idea that is trying to be confirmed. One of the more recent experiments of the use of humans is the “Facebook Mood Experiment,” that was conducted over a one week period in 2012. Facebook, a popular social media, changed the content in the News Feeds of approximately 690,000 users, to expose them to emotional expressions. Any individual who viewed Facebook in English were qualified for

  • Personal Space Experiment

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    For my experiment I chose to do space. This dealt with territorial and personal space. Meaning, I had to go out of everyone’s comfort zones and record their reactions. For this experiment I took other people’s spot at tables, on couches, and in the car. I did this to my friends and parents and depending on how close I am to that person, the reactions changed. I did the same things with my mom in hopes of getting contrasting reactions. During lunch, someone else took mine and my friends “spot” in

  • Zimbardo Experiment

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo. Initially expected to last two weeks, it instead lasted a mere six days before coming to an end. The experiment successfully shows that all people, despicable or kind, are capable of truly terrifying things, and also reinforces an already well-known theory, the power of the situation. Thesis: Although the Stanford Prison Experiment had been planned to be a lengthy study to uncover what authority did to someone’s

  • Animal Testing Should Be Used In Scientific Experiments

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    whether or not animal testing should be used in scientific experiments. This topic is important because 26 million animals are used annually in the U.S alone. I chose this topic because of the strong views of both sides and how well backed up they are. This is a major discussion that has been going on for years with no apparent resolution in sight. There are two sides to using animal testing, which are that using animals has helped us in experiments, making us able to test on living subjects without using

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Psychological Experiment

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological experiment to see what would happen when good people were put into evil environments. The participants were male college students who were randomly assigned to be guards or prisoners. The objective of the experiment was to see what would happen when good people are placed into horrible places. Also, if people not inor with less authority would stand up to those in more authority. My claim is that the Stanford Prison Experiment proves that good people