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Assorted Middle School Abstracts for Music/Video Projects:
Determine how big a COMFORT ZONE different people have, how the
comfort zone varies between sexes, and between friends and strangers.
Determine if there is a difference between
various groups in overcoming
visual illusions to determine what is really there.
Do males and females have different abilities in estimating object sizes?
Which age group can most readily be influenced by Health Information?
Do labels or brands affect
the choice of clothing among teens? Would they
choose the same clothing if the labels were absent?
report on the differences in body language between male and
Does body language tell you when a person is lying?
How well can people identify foods using only the sense of smell?
How well can people identify the original
scents used to make homemade
fragrances and perfumes?
Does vision affect the sense of taste?
Does smell affect the sense of taste?
Do smells, odors or scents affect peoples' mood? If so, how?
Does gender have any influence on color preference in clothing.
Do colors affect your mood?
How does gender affect the synesthesia experience?
Does age have any influence in deciding what color auto to buy?
How does the group affect our personal behavior, and how can
behavior affect the group?
Is there relationship between hand gestures and personality type?
Is there relationship between AP course students and SAT scores?
Teenage values: Are they different between males and females?
What are the differences between teens and adults in defining maturity?
Can you recognize the sex of a person from pictures of bare feet?
Is there such
a thing as "sidedness" that goes beyond left-hand right-hand?
Is there also right-foot left foot, right-eye left eye, etc.?
Is hand strength related to "sidedness"?
Does response time deteriorate with age? If so, by how much?
time affected by gender?
What factors cause the eye to blink?
How does peripheral vision compare between males and females?
Is one gender more easily distracted than the other?
Compare musical preferences
by age and determine which factors determine
what type of music each age group selects.
What effect does music have on preschoolers' naptime?
Does gender affect the frequency of repetitive dreaming?
What is the relationship between smoking habits and attitudes of teenagers?
concept of subliminal messages and see if you can find ways to
influence other people through visual or auditory subliminal messages.
Do TV stations increase the volume of advertisements in order
to get your
attention and influence your buying habits?
Do horoscopes work or are they merely entertainment?
Select a group of friends
who claim to believe in psychic abilities and then
devise a card-guessing procedure to see if they have such abilities. Then
compare their results to those of other friends who disbelieve in psychics.
Compare the knowledge of males vs. females about extraterrestrial life.
Do local teenagers possess any powers of ESP?
Determine if there is a
difference between males and females as to their
suggestibility (your nose itches, think of lemons and try to whistle, etc.)
suggestibility of males versus females in copying actions of
those around them (sniffling, scratching, coughing, yawning, etc.)
Is there a gender difference in teenagers' ability to recognize voices?
difference between males and females in their ability to
recognize digitally distorted photographs.
What factors have the greatest effect in producing stress for teenagers?
Are the rules for cliques different for males and females?
Devise a test
to measure the effect of peer pressure and then examine
how well it works among your friends.
Does the duration of a crime affect how well an eye witness
What behavioral or social variables affect home utility bills?
What factors affect an individual's tendency to be
Is there a correlation between individual tendencies to violence and
a preference for violent films, or even a violent homelife?
Compare grades in school versus birth order (oldest, youngest, etc.)
Can we tell the difference between genetic traits and behavioral traits?
Examine what issues most concern today's teenagers.
Who influences younger students the most; peers or parents?
What do teenagers think ought to be done with Iraq?
Are teenage gender stereotypes correct?
Does gender affect teenagers' planned career choices?
there is a difference between males and
females in their depth perception.
and demonstrate persistence of vision. Determine if it
varies between different groups of people.
Compare rewards versus punishments as methods of controlling behavior
Compare simple superstitions
between age groups and/or sexes to see which
group/groups are the most superstitious and why (walking under ladders, a
black cat crossing the path, Friday the 13th, etc.)
and ethnic groups in regards to how serious they think the
problem of prejudice is.
Compare age groups in regards
to concepts of right and wrong. Are there
absolute rules or do rules depend on the situation and circumstance?
Does gender affect the methods of child punishment?
Is there a
relationship between a teenager's weight and the amount of
teasing they endure?
Does parental occupation
and/or financial status influence stated student
goals as to college preferences or occupational goals?
Is there a relationship between academic placement and self esteem?
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