The Experience of Being Observed: Human Behavior Changes When We Perceive Someone is Watching.
An experiment based on an environment where a coffee pot in a semi-public area was set up on the “honor system”. The coffee is there for you to take – as long as you leave a donation.
How do people react when you attach an image of eyes on the sign asking for donations? People adhere to the donation more.
An image of flowers was also used – no change in behavior.
The Loh Down on Science, Aug 23, 2006. A 5 minute, scientific piece by Sandra Tsing Loh, on KPCC (Pasadena, California). www.KPCC.org
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– Daniel Montano