Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne effect is a term referring to the tendency of some people to work harder and perform better when they are participants in an experiment. Individuals may change their behavior due to the attention they are receiving from researchers rather than because of any manipulation of independent variables.

1 comment:

  1. I actually remember this idea from my Experimental Psychology class, and I think it is fascinating. It is easy to see how someone can skew test results because of this phenomenon. Great post!