Let’s say you’re a researcher and you’re subjects are on weight loss plan. Being concerned with Hawthorne Effect answer the following problems from the subject’s viewpoint. Of course you will be using social comparisons!
a. What type of comparison would you make when you our wanting to be critical of your weight loss performance? Give explanation of your choice.
b. What type of comparison would you make when you require boosting up your confidence about your weight loss? Describe your choice.