FROM CHUCK TUCKER 951030.10:50 EST (S= SOUTHERN)
Rick (951023.1500) mentioned some "general research projects"
for PCT. Below are some that were taken from student reports
that might be of interest to someone. Try them and report what
happens. Regards, Chuck
^^^^^^^ CHUCK TUCKER 940929A ^^^^^^^
RE: Marken 940928.1600
SOME EXAMPLES OF "DISTURBANCE" STUDIES TAKEN FROM
SOCY 101 EXERCISES
--select certain words (the same ones all of the time)
that another speaks and "spell" them "out loud" after each
time the word is spoken by the other.
--when talking to an adult (or another person your same
age) select certain words to "spell out loud" that you don't
want them to know (as if they would not know; similar to
spelling out a word in front of a child so the child does not
know what you are referring to) 'class' is a good one!
--ask a friend for a food item from their plate in the
cafeteria - do this for one week at either breakfast, dinner
or supper (one meal only) - when asked "why" just say the
"you wanted it", say "please" and "thank you".
--pretend to be asleep in interaction with another
(this will not work as a disturbance in the classroom!)
--drop utensils, glasses, napkins, plates, books or
some other item in a particular interaction every day.
Record all action in answer to these acts.
--ask someone for money or other objects on a daily
--ask people for directions to a place that you are
standing in front of when you ask the question - watch
their facial expressions
--mispronounce word in a conversation and don't every
correct them or notice that the pronounciation was incorrect
--drink out of another's glass w/o asking or noticing
that it was (is) their glass
--have an article of clothing "out of place" (eg., dress
tucked into panty hose; pants tucked into socks; shirt
misbuttoned; a different shoe on each foot)
--walk around while having a "personal" conversation
on the telephone (one w/ the cord dangling is always nice)
--put perfume or some deordorant on "very strongly"
BUT do not say anything when others react
--violate "minor" rules of manners like using the
wrong utensil, say some "foul" word at the table, use
fingers to eat food that you know requires a utensil, don't
pass food when requested
--try to make someone believe that you are
"loosing your mind"! (clearly an easier task for some
than for others!)
SOME OTHER EXAMPLES USED IN CLASSROOMS:
McGrane, Bernard. 1994. THE UN-TV AND THE 10MPH CAR:
EXPERIEMENTS IN PERSON FREEDOM AND EVERYDAY
LIFE. The Small Press: Fort Bragg, California.
(707) 937-3044 ISBN 10870820-05-6
HM45.M47 LC# 93-087106
CAUTION: Collect systematic records of action and be prepared
to be attacked.