What type of research design is used?
a) True lab experiment
c) Field experiment
A social psychologist is interested in the effects of self esteem on helping behavior. She manipulates self-esteem by telling participants they have done poorly (low self esteem) or very well (high self esteem) on a test of mental ability and then measures their willingness to help a woman who has supposedly fallen off a ladder in her room.
Answer: field experiment
A field experiment is an experiment performed in a non-laboratory setting. An experiment entails:
• Selecting or randomly assigning subjects to experimental units (I am …
Based on the scenario, this solution identifies and explains the type of research design used to test the effects of self esteem on helping behavior.