The Campus Of Florida State University A Study

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In 1978 on the campus of Florida State University a study was done in which the results would seem obvious to us today. If you were a female or male on campus during this time you may have been approached and told "I have been noticing you around campus. I find you to be attractive. Would you go to bed with me tonight?" If you were a male in the study you probably would have thought it was truly a gift from God. But it is simply too good to be true. The experiment was led by a psychologist named Russell Clark who was very interested in relationships and the differences between males and females. Clark was able to get his students from his psychology class to help him find out some answers. The experiment was designed to find which gender would be more likely to say yes to a sexual offer from a complete stranger. The idea he came up with to get the job done was to actually get out there and see what would happen by sending out young men and women from his class offering different level of intimacies. What if you were the person approached?
Perhaps, if you’re a man, you would not let this opportunity pass and quickly say yes. However, if you were a girl, you may quickly insist for them to get away from you or cry “how inappropriate!” Russell Clark wanted to see the responses from each gender and created three different questions that would be given to the same amount of people in order get him his answers. The first question asked was “how about a date?” The second inquired,…
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