Lecture Slides: Manipulating Independent Variables

This  lecture introduces students to several different ways of manipulating independent variables. Some techniques covered include: mock Facebook profiles, priming, having participants count money, and viewing cute pictures.

The goal of this lecture is to get students to see a variety of ways that researchers can manipulate IVs. Each example provides the citation for the original article, the research question, the IV(s), DV(s), procedure (where applicable), and simple summary of the results. 

Several discussion questions are included, and an opportunity for students to generate their own ideas appears on the last slide. In full, this lecture should take about an hour of time.

NOTE: Slides are spaced so that instructors can easily add pictures related to the studies. 

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