Resistance Experiment in Psychology Creative Essay by Nicky

Resistance Experiment in Psychology
Details the author's experiment in resisting normal social interactions.
# 128148 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 01, 2010 in Psychology (Experimental) , Psychology (Social)

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This paper chronicles the author's experiment in social psychology, as he strives to get through an outing without normal social interaction, particularly with strangers. The paper explains that the author resists participation in the social niceties and polite rituals, such as thanking someone for holding a door, returning a pleasant greeting, or reaching out to help a stranger. The author reports intense discomfort, and is relieved when the experiment reaches its end.

From the Paper:

"When I entered the gym, I completely ignored the polite greeting by the front desk staff and just slid the guest pass across the glass without saying a word. I was directed to a membership consultant in a small office and when the gentleman who introduced himself as "Mike" extended his hand to shake mine, I said that I was getting over a cold and didn't want to give it to him by shaking his hand. Mike thanked me, but from the way he looked at me, it seemed to me that he didn't seem to believe me and immediately assumed I was some sort of weirdo."

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