4 Sep 2012

How the Illusion of Being Observed Can Make You a Better Person

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleHow the Illusion of Being Observed Can Make You a Better Person
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2011
Authorsvan der Linden, S
Access Year2012
Access DateSept 4, 2012
Last Update DateMay 3, 2011
Publisherscientificamerican.com
KeywordsHawthorne Effect, Observer Effect
Abstract

A group of scientists at Newcastle University, headed by Melissa Bateson and Daniel Nettle of the Center for Behavior and Evolution, conducted a field experiment demonstrating that merely hanging up posters of staring human eyes is enough to significantly change people’s behavior. 

URLhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-the-illusion-of-being-observed-can-make-you-better-person
Citation KeyctkeyHowTheIllussionScientifAm

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