Social Psychology Network

Maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University

Take the Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview

In this assignment, your task will be to take the Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview offered by, a Social Psychology Network partner site that carries out web-based interviews on complex topics such as race relations and moral decision making.

Step I: Visit Visit the web site and click on the link to take the Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview. The interview usually takes 20-30 minutes to complete, and it should be taken alone and without interruptions or distractions. When prompted for your email address, please enter it so that there is an electronic record of you taking the interview.

Step II: Write About Your Experience

Write a one-page report answering the following questions:

  • What was it like to take the interview?

  • How did taking a web interview compare with taking a traditional human interview?

  • Did the "interviewer" seem to have a personality, and if so, how would you describe it?

  • Were there any instances in which the interview questions didn't make sense or seemed to contain errors in wording or logic?

  • Do you have suggestions for how the interview could be improved?

To receive full credit, you must submit via Moodle a one-page, double-spaced PDF report with your name, 1" margins, and 12-point font (PDF format is required because the export and file combination system of Moodle and Adobe Acrobat don't work with formats such as Word, Pages, and txt). Also, even if you didn't use outside sources, please follow your report with a second page (in the same PDF file) entitled "Web Interview Report: Outside Sources" that identifies any text, ideas, or images you didn't create yourself. For this page, use the format shown in the sample below, with a description of any outside sources.

Web Interview Report: Outside Sources

  1. Other people: No
  2. Internet and/or publications: No
  3. Artificial intelligence: No
  4. Description: For this paper, I didn't use any outside sources (I did, however, tell my sister she should take the interview, but we didn't discuss it until after I submitted my report).

*Reports that aren't in PDF format or skip the "Outside Sources" page will receive half-credit. No time extensions will be given except in cases of a family or medical emergency, so please be sure to upload your paper well before class on the day that it's due.

Important Note

As its name implies, the Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview will ask about your personal lifestyle choices. If for any reason you prefer not to take this interview, you may take eInterview's Race & Advertising Interview instead. Of the two, the Diet & Lifestyle Choices Interview offers more individualized questions, so that interview is the one recommended for this assignment. Also, as stated in the course syllabus, please remember: "If at any point you prefer not to complete an assignment (or if your attempt to complete it is unsuccessful), you can still receive full credit by turning in a one-page report discussing the psychological factors that prevented you from carrying out the assignment."

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