Good Intentions In Various Experiments

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The following study was to determine if good intentions can possibly sooth pain, increase pleasure and even make things taste better (Gray, 2012, p.659). Three experiments all of which used a experimental groups, were taken place to determine three different aspects can contribute to answer the questions if whether intentions can contribute to pain while physical experience can also be sensitive to positive intentions (Gray, 2012, p. 659). Each experiment had different details the experimenters were testing, all coming together to produce a bigger picture. The first experiment dealt with electric shocks that were either perceived or administered maliciously, unintentionally, or benevolently (Gray,2012,p3.660). Eighty four participants, twelve …show more content…
The article is set up to hit every point happening with each experiment, such as examining background knowledge before explaining the experiment process, to better interpret the results. All of the experiments have their own conclusion, coming together to a general discussion on how each individual conclusion portrays a bigger discussion on perceived benevolence. With the media report, the information was more as a very brief and short summary on how the good intentions can manipulate our sense of pain, pleasure and taste. Instead of using descriptive language to better describe the details of the experiment, they used a very broad language to grasp the readers understanding. Instead of the descriptions of the studies being thorough with details, the authors describe the experiments less descriptive and more straightforward. Both of these articles were similar at the fact that they both explained all three experiments, even though not exactly, and the results of them. Some of the terminology used, such as “benevolent” and “malicious” were used in each article to describe the conditions in the …show more content…
Each of the explanation of the experiment was very broad and lack important information. For example, in the media report, the third experiment description lacked the explanation on how the setting and the process of the experiment came to the conclusion of the candy tasting sweeter. Because there is no connection between the methods of the experiment and how the result contributed the conclusion as a whole, this can defy the research to be not well constructed. The media report did not do a great job in clearly and accurately examine and describe the empirical article because of the lack of important information which can contribute to a distortion of the generalization of the results. Even though the media report was not the greatest summary of the research, it did objectively state the report without any bias from the author

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