Assignment 12 (Honors)

PSY 100

 

Read the article "Your parents are correct, scholars report: Studying pays off."


The authors of the study claim that three causal relationships were demonstrated in their study:

1) Having a roommate who brought a video-game console to college decreased one's studying time.
2) Reduced study time contributed to lower grades.
3) Having a roommate who brought a video-game console to college contributed to one's lower grades.


Which, if any, of the three causal claims were supported by the study? Explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Optional -- Here is the actual research article, "The causal effect of studying on academic performance," if you want to see it. Caution: It is 42 pages if you print it out!)