Design a psychological experiment to investigate one of the following claims.
Be sure to designate your independent and dependent variable(s), as well as variables to be â€˜controlledâ€™ (do you need to include a comparison or â€˜controlâ€™ group?) â€“ choose among the following hypotheses; you are simply proposing how you would go about testing one of these statements NOT the collection of data so there is no need to speak of actual findings. Your essay should, in other words, propose a design for investigating one of the following hypotheses, specifying the measurement tools you will rely on, and why you have chosen these tools? In other words, write an Introduction and a Method section only, not the Results or Discussion. But build a rationale in your introduction for the hypotheses (questions) you intend your proposal to address. Be sure to review past research in the area so you are clear about either replicating past work or testing a novel set of questions, based on prior theory and findings.
Choose one below:
2.1. When corporal punishment of children is outlawed, children and parents will learn alternative non-violent ways of solving problems.
2.2 Eating disorders are caused by the sustained and high prevalence of advertisements depicting the ideal female body as excessively thin.
2.3. Reading classic literature (e.g. Dickens, Tolstoy, or Hemingway) improves oneâ€™s theory of mind, i.e. appreciation for the complexity of thoughts and feelings motivating behaviour in the self and others.
2.4. Well-informed pleasing architectural designs (or fashion) improve self-confidence and work-place satisfaction