Saturday, July 24, 2010

Road Rage Experiment

We had to conduct a psychology experiment in high school as part of our final project. I was partnered with a woman named Gretchen, and we settled on a road rage experiment. We'd sit in a car at a red light, and then not go anywhere after it turned green. We'd wait until people honked before going through the green. We would time how long they waited before laying on the horn. My hypothesis was that people would be more impatient the later it got in the day. We eventually gave up the idea since we didn't want to be confined to a car all day, and we ended up gluing money to the floor and timing how long people tried to pry it off the floor. Our study added nothing to the scientific community, but it was pretty fun.

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