Assignment 7


Read the article "The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power..." and answer the following questions about it.

1. The authors describe this study as a "field experiment." What kind of research was actually conducted: Descriptive, correlational, or experimental? Briefly explain. If it's a correlational study identify the variables. If it is an experiment, identify an independent variable and a dependent variable.






2. What is a "field experiment"? Try not to just make a guess on the description of this study, but choose to consult a more authoritative source if you are not sure. What is an advantage of a field study over a lab study?





3. In one sentence each, tell me what the authors mean when they say social norms can be

  • Constructive:



  • Destructive:



  • Reconstructive: