Assignment 10

PSY 100


1. Researchers hypothesized that teenage children of parents who had a more lenient curfew would be more likely to experiment with illegal drugs. To test the hypothesis, the researchers surveyed 600 parents, asking them, among other questions, what their curfew was for their teenage children. The researchers also surveyed the teenage children of the parents, asking them, among other questions, whether or not they had experimented with illegal drugs. The researchers then compared the responses of the parents with those of their children.

Did the researchers choose a research method consistent with their hypothesis?

a. yes, the hypothesis was correlational and the research was a correlational study
b. yes, the hypothesis was causal and the methodology was explanatory
c. no, the hypothesis was correlational but the research was not designed to address it
d. no, the hypothesis was causal but the research was not designed to address it


2. Read the article "Try it, you'll like it...."

In your own words, summarize the conclusion of this study in one sentence without using the following words: taste, preference, or beer.



How confident are you that the conclusion the authors drew is accurate? Explain.





How do the results support the idea that it is not reality but one's perception of reality that influences one's behavior?