Scientific Thinking And Research Methods Essay

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Scientific Thinking and Research Methods Alyssa Klingbyle, McKenna Krause, Taya Agius, Matthew Barnes University of Windsor 02-46-115 Article One: Jeff Galak, Tom Meyvis. (2011). The Pain Was Greater If It Will Happen Again: The Effect of Anticipated Continuation on Retrospective Discomfort. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 2011, Vol. 140, No. 1, 63–75 DOI: 10.1037/a0021447 Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study was to test whether people rated a tedious task with a higher aversive, boredom, annoyance and irritation level if they knew they had to complete the task again rather than if they did not know they had to complete it again. Theoretical Basis of Study: Psychological mechanisms prevent people from reliving aversive experiences to their truest extremes, creating fewer aversive expectations. This will entice people to partake in the experience again, but this also assumes that people’s memory of the experience are not affected by their contemplation of repeating the experience. Research has shown that people are likely to brace themselves for the worst when going into negative situations, and react more negatively when these situations are unexpected. For example, students are typically optimistic about their mark just after finishing an exam; but as a few days or weeks go by, they are to brace themselves for the worst, and believe they may have done worse than they did. This experiment tests how people will
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