Today, we completed our first psychology experiment. Students were randomly assigned 1 of 2 writing prompts:
- Prompt A: Write about a time when you used money to purchase an experience .
- Prompt B: Write about a time when you used money to purchase a material good.
Here are the full prompts:
After this, students were asked to complete a short survey about how their purchase affected their happiness.
I have included the results from the two different groups below.
Group A Responses: People who wrote about purchasing an experience.
Group B Responses: People who wrote about purchasing a material good.
So, scientists, how do you interpret these data? What conclusions can you make? Post your answers in the comments below!