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Manipulating an independent variable

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Dr. Friedman, an environmental psychologist, presented various amounts of background noise to his participants. He measured whether their answers to a standard set of mental problems were affected. His approach to manipulating his independent variable involved

a. Manipulating the content
b. Manipulating the social setting
c. Stressing a psychological system
d. Manipulating interviewing variables

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Answer: b. Manipulating the social setting

Environmental psychologists are interested in the effect of the environment (i.e, social setting) on human behavior. In an on-line article, for example, background noise (acoustic noise) is referred to as environmental ...

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Dr. Friedman, an environmental psychologist, presented various amounts of background noise to his participants. He measured whether their answers to a standard set of mental problems were affected. What is his approach to manipulating his independent variable? This solution provides the best response and explanation.

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