Seinfeld: George Eats Garbage
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  • Research → Operationalization → Operational Definition
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George sees an éclair inside the garbage can, and he decides to eat it when he believes that no one is watching him. He debates with Jerry over whether or not it is actually considered garbage. Jerry contends that it is garbage because it was in the receptable, adjacent to refuse, and partially eaten.

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  1. Why is the woman horrified?
  2. Would George have grabbed the éclair if he knew the woman could see him?
  3. Do people behave differently if they're not being observed? Explain.

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  • Alisa Braddy
    over 2 years ago
    I used this clip as an anticipatory set for opinion writing - point of view.
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