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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
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Effects of Conversation on Driving [E]
Human Behavior Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Examine whether awareness of incorrect posture, communicated through as reminders, will induce a postural improvement among humans of all ages. [E]
Education and Exposure to Overcome Medical Phobia [E]
Research and test the placebo effect. [P] [P]
Teste whether knowledge of chess interferes with a person's ability to recognize patterns and use strategy while playing checkers with chess pieces. [E]
Investigating Consumer Brand Bias [E]
The effect of the tone of a commenting thread on the response of other readers to the article on which the comments appear [E]
Find out if your feeling and thoughts about a given set of statements can be altered by a crowd's response. [P]
Find out if designer labels affect the clothing choices middle school girls make. [E]
Determine if a person's behavior will change after reading hidden keywords in a scrambled-sentence test. [E]
Can Performance Be Improved with Words of Encouragement and Goal Setting Moments before a Competitive Swim Race? [E]
See if a car's speed will be affected by the presence of a child's bike in the street. [E]
Could a Cute Package Make Kids Eat More Healthy Food? [E]
Testing How Fashion Impacts the Behavior of Others Around Us [E]
Find out if abuse of handicap parking privileges decreases if drivers are aware that they are being monitored. [E]

Find out what form of positive reinforcement (praise or a reward) is most effective in influencing four-year-old children to complete a task. [E]
Find out how well the honor system works for donations to a worthy cause. [E]
The Placebo Effect of Food Labeling [E] [E]
Examine adolescent risk perception and measures taken to protect eyes. [E]
Determine if kids, ages 7-12 years, are more likely to choose one candy (labeled 'Dime Candy') over another identical candy (labeled 'Penny Candy') based on how they are labeled. [E]
Find out if the placement on a ballot mattered in the voting results. [E]
Do Unofficial Street Signs Affect the Speed of Drivers? [E]
Does the Potential of a Reward Affect a Student's Motivation for Success? [E] [E]
Determine whether yawning (oscitancy) is contagious in children. [E] [E]
Determine if it is possible to influence a person to act outside of their "normal" behavior [E] [E]
Mind Manipulation of Students Through Positive Thinking [E] [E]
Quantitative Test of a Theory on Emotional Responses to Humanoid Robotic Faces [E]
Determine whether a person's suggestion has an effect on another's subconscious reaction [E]
The effect of positive self-talk vs. negative self-talk on the percentage of successful free throws made by subjects. [E]
Test if people are affected by the advertisements and commercials of Smarties [P]
Human Behavior Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Will educating about organ donation by peers have significant impact on intent for organ donation by high-school students and their families? [P]
A C# program that analyzes how does a cellphone conversation effect us while we drive [P] [P] [P]
How are we affected by our social environment? [E]
Does a Cell-Phone Conversation Affect Reaction Time? [E] [E]
The Effects of Humanoid Avatar Gaze on Chat Communication [P]
The effect of music volume in a bar on the volume you drink [E] [E]
Determine whether physical appearance and gender affects presidential voting [E]
The Effect of Visual Subliminal Messages on Viewers' Color Choice [E]
Determine if teenage boys would have measurably cleaner hands if they knew they would be anonymously tested for cleanliness. [E]
Demonstrate that a driver's behavior can be influenced by the presence of surveillance cameras. [E] [E]
The Effects of Scientific Information Concerning Water Conservation on a Person's Opinions and Attitudes [E]
Do the colors one wears has an affect on the first impression they give to others. [E]
The correlation between facial symmetry and attractiveness [E] [E]
The effect of sample ballots on voting behavior [P]
Compare school mental health consultation to behavioral consultation [E] [E]
Does the media influence a child's behavior? [P]
The effects of car phone usage on driving performance. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P] [P]
Do teenagers make occupational decisions based on parental influences? [E]
Determine what factors cause the most stress among high school students. [E] [E]
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