Social Psychology - S320
Living Lab - "Sign Me Up" (Belief)
To further stimulate personal exploration and understanding related to
issue of Conformity and Persuasion.
What You Will Do:
First and foremost, don't tell anyone what you are doing! Doing
would create a bias in the experiment, which will undermine the intent
this unique endeavor! This will be very difficult with this lab, since
will be very obvious to the campus body that something is happening.
On the day of the Living Lab you will wear a sign or shirt (which
you may need to make), stating a belief that does not reflect the
opinion of the cultural we live in. I would prefer that these
be actual beliefs (ones that you hold to) or beliefs that you can
with integrity. Please do not make up a belief just to be
You will also need to be careful not to be harmful or unethical in your
through the day. This lab lends itself to extreme behavior by
you come in contact with. Please act with kindness and a
The intent of the Lab is to experiment with the issues we are studying
Conformity and Persuasion. Your statement of belief is to serve
the spark to gain feedback concerning certain beliefs held by the
around you. You will have the chance to evaluate how people
to you (or more appropriately, how they respond to your belief).
free to engage them in conversation (especially in group settings).
the ebb and flow of the conversation. Who agrees and who
Do people vacillate? Do people change their mind (why)?
people more influenced by persuasive issues or social conformity?
people react differently to me, just because of my statement?
What You Will Turn In:
An 2-page, APA formatted reaction paper.
- APA formatted
- 1 inch margins
- Cover page (No Name)