Academy Students Serve as Guinea Pigs for SC Psychology Class

Release Date: 
December 2, 2009

"Psychology tastes so good!" This was the reaction of the Sterling Academy students after they acted as guinea pigs for Sterling College's general psychology class. Why did they respond that way? The College students gave them treats and candy to thank them for being such willing test subjects.
The College students also had a good experience. "The kids' answers showed some complex thinking," said Charity Harmon, a first-year student from Wichita. "When we put food coloring in water and asked them if it would taste any different-even though we explained how food coloring worked-they had some interesting reasons for why it would still taste different."
"Their reactions really did fit how the textbook said they would react," said Tory King, a sophomore from Bradenton, Fla. "We poured equal amounts of liquid into differently shaped containers-right in front of them-and they