1. Have students propose a project that (a) proposes a treatment that attacks an applied problem and (b) evaluates the effectiveness of that treatment. Such projects could involve ways of improving communication between students and administration, improving cleanliness of classrooms, reducing graffiti in bathrooms, and increasing student attendance at extracurricular events.
2. Have students take a laboratory study and describe:
a. why replicating it in the field would be useful; and3. Use a successful strategy described in
b. how it would be done.
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Lutsky, N. (1993). A scheme and variations for studies of social influence in an experimental
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Wann, D. L. (1993). Performing experiments in undergraduate psychology
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