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Real or fake? The effect of real smiles vs. fake smiles
Monter, Neyda
January 25, 2013
3B

ABSTRACT:
The objective of this experiment was to determine if people have the ability to determine a real and fake smile. Volunteers are first asked how confident they are telling the difference between a real and fake smile. Volunteers then have to take a “Spot the fake smile” test. When the test is over and the volunteers have seen their results, ask the volunteers again how confident they are telling the difference between a real and fake smile. Record the results in a lab notebook and repeat steps with other volunteers. More volunteers misidentified real smiles as fake smiles than fake smiles as real smiles. When asked how confident they were on telling the difference between a real and fake smile, more said lower rates than higher rates. The scores and data recorded somewhat reflected on the hypothesis. More volunteers had higher scores after the test was over than lower scores. Further research may include increasing the number of volunteers. Results from this experiment may help Kinesics when studying facial expressions and body behavior. RESEARCH QUESTION: How can you tell the difference between a real and fake smile? HYPOTHESIS:

H1: If people were tested to see if they could determine a real smile from a fake smile, then most people will not determine a real smile. H2: If people were tested to see if they could determine a real smile from a fake smile, then most people will determine a real smile. VARIABLES:

Independent variable: Real smile vs. fake smile
Dependent variable: Ability to determine smile
Control group: People with real smiles
Experimental group: People with fake smiles
Constants:
* The survey
* Type of real smile
* Type of fake smile
* Men and woman
MATERIALS:
* Volunteers (15)
* Laptop with internet connection (1)
* Notebook (1)
* Graph paper (2 papers)
PROCEDURE:
1. First ask the volunteer...
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