Yesterday our senior research class conducted an observational study to track cooperative behavior for a reward. They had a box of doughnuts and in order for a student walking by to get one they had to dance first. The class found that students in groups were more likely to dance and if the student holding the “dance for doughnuts” sign was dancing a student passing by was also more likely to dance. The class also got our professor Chuck Levitan to join in on the dancing to get a doughnut!
Author: Jamie DeFrank (Junior Intern)