Have students present the results of a factorial experiment

Have students read and summarize--in their own words--the results of a between subjects factorial experiment. To make the exercise more fun, you could turn it into a group project and have students re-enact the experiment as a skit. You may also want to have students choose from such classic factorial experiments as

Byrne, D., London, O., & Reeves, K. (1968). The effects of physical attractiveness, sex,

and attitude similarity on interpersonal attraction. Journal of Personality, 36,


Holmes, D. S., McGilley, B. M., & Houston, B. K. (1984). Task-related arousal of Type A

and Type B persons: Levels of challenge and response specificity. Journal of

Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 1322-1327.

Schachter, S., & Singer, J. E. (1962). Cognitive, social, and physiological determinants of

emotional state. Psychological Review, 69, 379-399.

Snyder, M., Berscheid, E., & Glick, P. (1985). Focusing on the exterior and the interior:

Two investigations of the initiation of personal relationships. Journal of

Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 1427-1439.

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