The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

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Environmental Influences on Responses to Sensitive Issues


Adam Lovell


This study has been completed by using 32 voluntary participants found at the University of Western Ontario, primarily located at Huron University College. These participants were administered two types of environmental changes, first difference in authority figure of experimenter and second feelings created my administration of videos prior to the questionnaire. These videos administered prior to the questionnaires reflect high and low intensity feelings in regards to alcohol, drugs and sex. Following the video, participants completed a 40 item questionnaire speaking of sensitive issues revolving around alcohol, sex and drug areas of behavior considered to be sensitive. Changes to the environment are expected to correlate to changes in responses to these sensitive areas of behavior. It was found that no significant correlation had been demonstrated between administration practices and responses on a sensitive behavior questionnaire.

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