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Fake Pub Studies Drinking Habits

Soulskill posted about 5 months ago | from the top-shelf-research dept.

Beer 118

sciencehabit writes "In a pub on the campus of London South Bank University, you may think you're drinking an ice cold brew, but don't be too sure. A fake pub with barstools, beer pumps, and all the trappings of a real one was built on the university for psychologists to better understand how and why we drink. Hidden cameras and a cheerful staff — who are undercover psychology students — help analyze behavior when customers, or test subjects, pay a visit."

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118 comments

So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (4, Insightful)

Centurix (249778) | about 5 months ago | (#46281729)

Basically, a pub.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (4, Insightful)

wvmarle (1070040) | about 5 months ago | (#46281797)

Also, psychologists will frown upon any research where the subjects do not know they are part of a research project.

Note, the subjects do not need to know (and shouldn't know) the actual research being done, just that they're part of a research project. Usually they're told that the researchers are testing one thing, while it's something entirely different that's really being tested.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (5, Interesting)

gstoddart (321705) | about 5 months ago | (#46281831)

Also, psychologists will frown upon any research where the subjects do not know they are part of a research project.

I'm guessing it depends on the nature of the interaction.

Some guys sitting in a pub knocking back a few can be a talkative bunch, and if you're not inducing them to do anything and serving responsibly ... then it's like Jane Goodall watching monkeys, isn't it?

Because I bet a good bar tender can tell you more about people than your average psychologist. ;-)

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

Another, completely (812244) | about 5 months ago | (#46283781)

Also, psychologists will frown upon any research where the subjects do not know they are part of a research project.

I'm guessing it depends on the nature of the interaction.

Anyone can listen to nearby conversations and form opinions, but that's not the same as conducting a study. If someone associated with a university tries to publish results from a study without signed permission from all participants, the university ethics board will not just frown. Tenure might save you, but students and assistant professors are in trouble. This is taken very seriously.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284277)

This is britain, the place where there are more cameras than people, police have a record of every car journey you've made going back several years now, and most of the population is oblivious to the governments plan to sell all your health records to drug companies and insurers next month (don't worry, it'll be 'anonymised' wink wink haha). If these 'students' receive anything for conducting this mickey mouse 'scientific research' it will probably be a government grant and a job at the ministry of domestic surveillance.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (5, Informative)

ArbitraryName (3391191) | about 5 months ago | (#46281881)

Also, psychologists will frown upon any research where the subjects do not know they are part of a research project.

RTFA. The "pub" is in a room on the fourth floor of a university building. No one is being tricked into thinking they're in a real pub. It's just a set to help people relax and act more naturally. Every experiment performed must be approved by the university ethics committee and no one will be given enough alcohol to put them over the legal driving limit.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (5, Insightful)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about 5 months ago | (#46282023)

sigh, you article readers take all the fun out of the stupid comments!

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (5, Informative)

mysidia (191772) | about 5 months ago | (#46282121)

no one will be given enough alcohol to put them over the legal driving limit.

Real pubs aren't supposed to give anyone enough alcohol to get them drunk, either.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282425)

ArbitraryName didn't say "enough alcohol to get them drunk", they said "enough alcohol to put them over the legal limit". For most people, the legal limit is well below the level of "drunk".

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282795)

> Real pubs aren't supposed to give anyone enough alcohol to get them drunk, either.

Liquor licensed establishments are expected to not serve you when you are visibly intoxicated. They have no overt obligation to do the math or test to see if you are legally drunk.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (2)

JWSmythe (446288) | about 5 months ago | (#46283529)

    I don't know what fine drinking establishments you've been to. The ones I've been to only cut you off when you can't pay, puke on the floor, or start a fight.

    For some of us, there are few visible signs of our intoxication. I'd probably love that real-fake pub. "Nope, not drunk yet, keep trying."

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

MBGMorden (803437) | about 5 months ago | (#46285879)

For some of us, there are few visible signs of our intoxication.

Yep - its weird that alcohol affects people in such difference ways. My brother tends to be an angry drunk. I can't count how many fights I've had to pull him out of when we're out. I know plenty of people who get funny and jokey when drunk.

I personally tend to be a very quiet drunk. My friends find that amazing (since most people you get them drunk to "see their wild side" - I get drunk and just get reclusive). Its weird but though I'm impaired, my reaction is to acknowledge that and get very self-conscious about *appearing* to be drunk, so I try not to say or do much.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283705)

Do you live in Saudi Arabia? What kind of pubs are these where you can't get drunk?

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284357)

Shh. We've been secretly studying him for years inside a carefully controlled artificial environment. Keep it down.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 5 months ago | (#46285003)

Being drunk and being over the legal driving limit are two vastly different levels of blood alcohol content for most people.

Re: So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

Badblackdog (1211452) | about 5 months ago | (#46282151)

I am waiting for the fake hashish bar.

Re: So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282703)

I am waiting for the fake hashish bar.

I, however, am waiting for the real one.

Re: So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282959)

And I, however, have been visiting the coffeeshop on the corner of my street for over ten years!

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (2)

Mashdar (876825) | about 5 months ago | (#46282225)

I bet this started as a joke about grant proposals. I, for one, move to open a similar lab here.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (2)

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) | about 5 months ago | (#46282895)

And no big screen for sports events because the nitwit in charge doesn't like sports?

So not a real pub, but a pub where the guy in charge thinks it should be like will actually test pub goers?

And this is science?

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

cyborg_zx (893396) | about 5 months ago | (#46284085)

And no big screen for sports events because the nitwit in charge doesn't like sports?

I do not know what makes you think this is "not a real pub" when landlords will happily make such a decision if they so choose and they have the choice.

I for one am more than happy to drink in pubs that don't have Sky Sports. You do not sound like someone who has much experience of proper pubs.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

DrXym (126579) | about 5 months ago | (#46284235)

This sounds like the suckiest pub in the world.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

gutnor (872759) | about 5 months ago | (#46284331)

Well that means basically one beer per person and that's it. Not quite sure what they will get out of it but that's would be quite different experience than regular pub going in London ( a lot of people drink one or two beers, but there are generally a few that either were already there, or leave later. A synchronized, everybody enter, drink his beer and leave is weird )

Also, that is central London, nobody drives to the pub. You take public transport like everybody, especially in the center. As long as they don't let you get drunk, they should not care about the driving limit.

Re: So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46285983)

Isn't the legal drinking and driving limit there something ridiculously low, like nearly zero tolerance? One drink is likely too much for most people.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (3, Informative)

JanneM (7445) | about 5 months ago | (#46281943)

Note, the subjects do not need to know (and shouldn't know) the actual research being done, just that they're part of a research project. Usually they're told that the researchers are testing one thing, while it's something entirely different that's really being tested.

That generally needs specific approval, though, and normally always requirs that the subject gets briefed about the real intention of the research afterwards. Also, I'm not at all certain that serving alcohol does not constitute medicating the subjects; that would mean a still tougher IRB review and approval process.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (4, Funny)

mjwx (966435) | about 5 months ago | (#46282089)

Also, psychologists will frown upon any research where the subjects do not know they are part of a research project.

Note, the subjects do not need to know (and shouldn't know) the actual research being done, just that they're part of a research project. Usually they're told that the researchers are testing one thing, while it's something entirely different that's really being tested.

WANTED:

Subjects for experiment who cant tell the difference between market research and an organ harvesting operation.

Healthy type-o adults only.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

complete loony (663508) | about 5 months ago | (#46282727)

Sometimes what is being tested is revealed, at least in a vague sense, but how it's being tested is a secret. So they put you through some kind of fake test, but prime you with something else and measure if that changes your behaviour.

@wvmarle - Re:So a fake pub with drinks (1)

nukenerd (172703) | about 5 months ago | (#46284609)

psychologists will frown upon any research where the subjects do not know they are part of a research project..

Why? I'd have thought the opposite in cases like this, because if the subjects were aware they could modify thier behaviour.

Actually, there are loads of psychological research done on unaware subjects. Just a random example : an architect watching how people negotiate a busy hotel lobby, so he can design better hotel lobbies in future.

Re:@wvmarle - Re:So a fake pub with drinks (1)

wvmarle (1070040) | about 5 months ago | (#46284865)

You don't have to tell what you're testing. E.g. "we have a new restaurant and are looking for people to try out our new food - it's free, eat as much as you like," while the real question is "does the size of our plates change how much people are eating?". The people know they're test subjects, but think they're testing the food quality while in reality they're testing whether they'll eat more when they get bigger plates, and whether it matters how far their seat is from the buffet table.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (4, Insightful)

jxander (2605655) | about 5 months ago | (#46281865)

"The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down" -Adam Savage

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (3, Funny)

Centurix (249778) | about 5 months ago | (#46281925)

Designing software on the back of a coaster is Science! More drinks!

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Darinbob (1142669) | about 5 months ago | (#46282511)

Incorrect. Software gets written on a computer, instead it is the documentation that gets written on the back of a coaster.

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (1)

Bloke down the pub (861787) | about 5 months ago | (#46284993)

GP wrote "designing software", which is a kind of documentation, and not the same as actual coding.

Can you read?

No, it's obviously fake. (2, Funny)

Any Web Loco (555458) | about 5 months ago | (#46282115)

The clue was "cheerful staff" :-/

Re:So a fake pub with drinks and a place to sit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284821)

I want to read the part of the report about bangin the barmaid in the walk-in when things are slow on a Wednesday afternoon.
Is there the major reason to frequent pubs listed as picking up tipsy girls w/daddy issues for overnite gratification?
These are the English, so they may miss the main point whilst looking too closely for sobby drunks with emotional problems.

Fake-y Bubbles (4, Funny)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 5 months ago | (#46281739)

Fake-y Bubbles
In your glass
Make ya wanna
Scrape your [sorry, couldn't think of a rhyme]
Burma Shave

Re:Fake-y Bubbles (0, Offtopic)

buswolley (591500) | about 5 months ago | (#46281805)

A Soylent Troll is better than a /.-ing Human.

Startling conclusion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46281745)

It is because of the alcohol.

B.A.R. Lab (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46281749)

The University of Washington in Seattle has (or had) one of these, called the B.A.R. Lab (Behavorial Alcohol Research). Seems like a trend. Get a bar built in your school and call it research! HA!

Re:B.A.R. Lab (1)

mrcoolbp (928930) | about 5 months ago | (#46281795)

Yeah seems like a win - win.

Re:B.A.R. Lab (1)

TWX (665546) | about 5 months ago | (#46283151)

Does tend to make one wonder about the use of the facility off-hours, doesn't it?

Re:B.A.R. Lab (1)

Yoda222 (943886) | about 5 months ago | (#46284211)

I don't understand the need for excuses. In Belgium if we want to drink/sell beers on the campus, we just do it.

Re:B.A.R. Lab (1)

xaxa (988988) | about 5 months ago | (#46284335)

I don't understand the need for excuses. In Belgium if we want to drink/sell beers on the campus, we just do it.

Obviously, the excuse is only needed in the US.

Like all (or almost all?) universities, London South Bank University already has a proper pub within the student union. It might have one not run by the student union, but that's probably less likely, since there will be hundreds of normal pubs within a few minutes walk.

So (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46281807)

Basically students build a pub on the university grounds. Did they get a licence for it or were they trading illegally?

Re:So (1)

cheater512 (783349) | about 5 months ago | (#46281837)

My uni had a pub on it's grounds. I assumed it was fairly normal.

Re:So (1)

Matheus (586080) | about 5 months ago | (#46282019)

Ditto. Run by the university too. So far as I know there were no psych experiments going on but then again Madison has a fairly active psych department so who knows ;-)

As for this study... why people drink? All for their own reasons... but mostly because they can.

I could write a fairly in depth thesis on the subject just based on my past 20 years of spending ~5 nights a week in a bar (the last 2 of which without alcohol) but I don't feel I would be contributing anything new to the subject (and neither will these people)

Yes - pub on campus... UC school (1)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | about 5 months ago | (#46282491)

I remember going to the pub on a University of California school...

They even served a combo called the "Irishman's lunch" - a Quart of beer and Potato Skins. I am sure that is no longer "PC", and I am not even sure if the UC system has gone "dry" or not, but, back in the day it was the best thing, even above "toastada Tuesday".

Re:So (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284801)

Didn't they teach you how to spell "its"?

Re:So (1)

ArbitraryName (3391191) | about 5 months ago | (#46281969)

Basically students build a pub on the university grounds. Did they get a licence for it or were they trading illegally?

Did you read the article or are you commenting ignorantly? Hint: The article specifically answers that.

Re:So (1)

kyrsjo (2420192) | about 5 months ago | (#46284181)

It's a fairly normal thing. My university (University of Oslo, 27'000 students and 7'000 staff, so fairly big) has (at least on the main campus) 3 student ran pubs (all fully legal) + 1 pubs and one restaurant serving beer ran by the university's food services + unknown number of student societies, of which many have a stash of alcohol and a box to put money in if you take a beer from this stash.

Other universities I've been to in Norway are have similar arrangements. The cafeterias at CERN serve beer and wine until ~midnight (and during lunch, which is very french...). Stanford uni has a pub on its grounds.

oblig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46281857)

some drink to remember, some drink to forget.
in that order.

Re:oblig (1)

Scarletdown (886459) | about 5 months ago | (#46283173)

some drink to remember, some drink to forget.
in that order.

Oh, captain! Please bring me my wine.

(Okay, probably not the reference that was being made, but that is what came to mind.)

Psychology students as waiters (5, Funny)

SpankiMonki (3493987) | about 5 months ago | (#46281891)

Great! Now the students will have some training for the jobs they'll end up in anyway after graduating with a psych degree.

Re:Psychology students as waiters (1, Funny)

Jmc23 (2353706) | about 5 months ago | (#46282035)

um, that's too good of a job for someone with a psych degree.

Re:Psychology students as waiters (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283189)

Its probably the best job training they're going to get. And considering they're fake drinks, that's saying something.

Re:Psychology students as waiters (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282755)

Came to say this ...... too slow

Re:Psychology students as waiters (1)

cascadingstylesheet (140919) | about 5 months ago | (#46284503)

Great! Now the students will have some training for the jobs they'll end up in anyway after graduating with a psych degree.

Simply awesome. My hat is off to you, sir.

Re:Psychology students as waiters (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46285241)

And yes, my favorite graduated with a psych degree.
She makes surprisingly good money.

Re:Psychology students as waiters (1)

freakmn (712872) | about 5 months ago | (#46285625)

And yes, my favorite graduated with a psych degree. She makes surprisingly good money.

So, you're saying the tips are good?

The Placebo Pub (3, Insightful)

rts008 (812749) | about 5 months ago | (#46281895)

It is a very good thing they are not charging for the drinks, I can't imagine the horror show resulting when the pub patrons find out they are buying watered down drinks.

Even after I RTFA, I still am not sure how they are concealing the info that there is little to no alcohol in the free drinks. I know if I was presented a free pub, I would wonder what the catch was, thus altering my behavior and skewing the data.

Maybe just my own suspicious and skeptical nature is the cause for my questioning this.
Or I missed that part of TFA. :-)

Re:The Placebo Pub (1)

complete loony (663508) | about 5 months ago | (#46282739)

Supposedly they are wiping ethanol onto the glass, so you can still smell it. But I'm not certain that would fool everyone.

Re:The Placebo Pub (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283023)

I know if I was presented a free pub, I would wonder what the catch was

Betcha there is a nick-o-lok on the toilet...and a security camera at the back of the building.

WTF mate? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283683)

Can someone translate this into AMERICAN English please?

Re:WTF mate? (1)

xous (1009057) | about 5 months ago | (#46284227)

"The Nik-O-Lok Company is a company founded in 1910 with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, that manufactures and leases door locks for pay toilets, along with other types of equipment for public bathrooms. Locks are designed that can be operated by manufacturer-supplied tokens or by coins (quarters) as well as tokens."

I'm guessing the security camera is so you can't piss in the alley.

Hi guys! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46281937)

I'm a cyber warrior, from cyber command.
Just checking in, what's the cyber situation around here?

Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46281941)

I find this creepy and unethical.

Re:Well... (1)

manu0601 (2221348) | about 5 months ago | (#46282309)

Indeed! Handing a placebo instead of real alcohol!

Re:Well... (2)

TWX (665546) | about 5 months ago | (#46283167)

We used to have problems with first-year psych students coming to Rocky Horror Picture Show to do some kind of paper or something. They were easy to spot, always showing up in September or October, generally completely oblivious to what goes on. We'd usually hold virgin auctions those nights, auctioning them (as RHPS virgins) to regulars to mess with 'em the whole night.

So "creepy and unethical" can go both ways (given the RHPS reference, pun-intended)

a fake pub with fake patrons (1)

eljasbo (671696) | about 5 months ago | (#46282009)

a 'pub' where they rub ethanol around the glass to convince the patron there is a real drink they are served.. where you may or may not get any alcohol in the drink you ordered... where patrons are metered to make sure they dont drink over their legal driving limit... a place the customers dont even know they may be part of an experiment, and on top of that they wont even play the soccer game on the tv. Sounds like a violation of alcohol ordinances and pub regulations to me. I really am glad i dont go there. we always sought out the places with the most potent drinks when we were bar hopping.

We call this Pervy Spying IRL (1, Funny)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 5 months ago | (#46282085)

That said, how much is a pint of hard cider?

Without IRB consent forms signed by people who are fully informed, this is an ethical violation and a violation of research study protocols.

But, hey, let's just throw some drones and post the vids of their "behavioural studies" onto the Internet, shall we?

Who cares if it violates the Magna Carta?

Re:We call this Pervy Spying IRL (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284143)

Could they get their consent afterwards to use the data? Of course, those objecting to it may skew the data. Furthermore, what if it's a person who is only willing to be a research participant only for pay?

What temperature? (2, Informative)

ebno-10db (1459097) | about 5 months ago | (#46282173)

London South Bank University, you may think you're drinking an ice cold brew

The British don't drink their beer ice cold.

Re:What temperature? (4, Informative)

quenda (644621) | about 5 months ago | (#46282745)

The British don't drink their beer ice cold.

Not that old myth! What you and I call beer, the British call lager, and drink it chilled like everyone else.
But there is an extra option: if you go to a real English pub, and order a traditional ale, it is served at cellar temperature.
These days, lager is much more popular.

better fridge choices now as well (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283241)

And they can get their beer fridges from someone other than Lucas Electric.

Re:What temperature? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283261)

Some of us don't consider lagers beer either. Gimme a good dunkelweizen or amber any day over that over hopped piss.

Re:What temperature? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284219)

Lager is beer, and you can get some damn fine ones from Germany & Belgium.

The "Super Chilled Ice Cold" mass produced piss that is called "lager" due to the fact it has the misfortune to share ingredients with real lager is just an accident of the marketing department.

Re:What temperature? (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about 5 months ago | (#46285851)

Drink what you like. It is still beer just different types.
Some people like a more subtle taste others like a stronger taste.

Re:What temperature? (1)

Gryle (933382) | about 5 months ago | (#46285975)

Now now now, that just won't do. This is Slashdot after all. If we're not putting our elitism on full show, what are we here for?

Re:What temperature? (1)

andrewbaldwin (442273) | about 5 months ago | (#46285135)

It's because British beer [ie bitter, stout, ale] has some flavour.

Drinking liquids ice cold reduces your sense of taste so you don't realise it's just yellow water.

custom made (in our own image) monkey tricks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282209)

still sharing their bananas then failing to shoot each other? add some ethanol.. that should take care of that?

Cyborg Waiter! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282215)

This 3D printed drink seems a bit weak! Have you checked your alcohol cartridge with your cyborg cell phone?

Fake fights? (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 5 months ago | (#46282315)

I wonder if they studied the fake fights that occurred when the subjects moved from fake beer to fake whiskey?

FRONTLINE V FACEBOOK (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282319)

Frontline : Generation Like (First Aired: February 18, 2014)

The relationship between teens as product and the companies that target them.

Ice Cold Brew? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46282399)

Real students don't drink gnats pee (lager) unless it is the genuine German Variety. Certainly not that so called Aussie crap called Fosters.

If they drink beer then it is cellar temperature Bitter such as 6X, London Pride, Broadside and my own favorite Harvey's Best.

UK stil has false advertisement laws (1)

Khyber (864651) | about 5 months ago | (#46282715)

And one thing they get on right away is alcohol.

Get ready for heavy fines, it's within the gov't right to do this.

Re:UK stil has false advertisement laws (1)

TWX (665546) | about 5 months ago | (#46283175)

If they're not charging for drinks, and if they don't advertise that this public house serves alcohol, then they're probably off the hook on false advertising.

Dangerous! (1)

quenda (644621) | about 5 months ago | (#46282763)

Yeah, yeah, but your psychologists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should.

What if it starts breeding? Have they learned nothing from the Fake Irish Pub plague that has ravaged the world?

OJT (1)

m3ntos (225331) | about 5 months ago | (#46283219)

It's great that those students are getting on the job training in real world skills.

I you pay with fake cash as I don't to pay for fak (0)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 5 months ago | (#46283279)

I you pay with fake cash as I don't to pay for fake beer.

Psych students as barmen/barmaids (1)

loufoque (1400831) | about 5 months ago | (#46283659)

What's the difference with normal batmen/barmaids, which are usually already psych students in the first place?

The difference is right in the summary (1)

OrangeTide (124937) | about 5 months ago | (#46283727)

"...and a cheerful staff"

Re:The difference is right in the summary (1)

loufoque (1400831) | about 5 months ago | (#46283757)

If the staff of your local pub isn't cheerful, then it's probably one of the worst pubs in the UK.

Li nux??? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46283871)

any Linux out there?

uhmm.. (0)

SuperDre (982372) | about 5 months ago | (#46283937)

if there isn't a notice of the public being studied, then it's a gross violation of privacy laws..

We need more of these experiments (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284039)

Now, repeat with a whore house. How do the psychology students look?

In 2014? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284195)

In 2014 they are questioning this again?

WTF are they studying on university?

Business as usual (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46284495)

So, another psychology study where the experimenters are active participants! Those psychologists never learn...

We drink to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46285555)

GET LAID... Or because we HOPE we're going to get laid. That's it. Sex.

So ... (1)

Rambo Tribble (1273454) | about 5 months ago | (#46285981)

... this sparks the question: Do the rats know you created the maze, and just go for the cheese to fool you?

The cocktail waitress (1)

plopez (54068) | about 5 months ago | (#46286713)

Required reading when I was taking Sociology as an undergrad:
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Cockt... [amazon.ca]

Not to be confused with the crime novel.

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