Math 145
Fall 2014

Questions and Issues From Chapters 1 and 2

Chapter 1

  1. Is there a "sprinting gene"?
  2. Does tagging penguins for identification purposes harm them?
  3. Do humans subconsciously give off chemical signals (phermones)?
  4. What prportion of people using a public restroom wash their hands?
  5. If parents could turn back time, would they still choose to have children?
  6. Why do adolescent spiders engage in foreplay?
  7. How broadly to experiences of parents affect their future children?
  8. What percent of college professors consider themselves "above average" instructors?
  9. Does giving lots of high fives to teammates help sports teams win?
  10. Which is better for peak performance: a short mild warm-up or a long intense warm-up?
  11. Does the color red increase the attractiveness of women to men?
  12. Are city dwellers more likely than country dwellers to have mood and anxiety disorders?
  13. Is there truth to the saying "beauty sleep"?
  14. Do tanning salons mislead their customers on the dangers of tanning?
  15. What percent of young adults in the US move back in with their parents?
  16. Does turning up the music in a bar cause people to drink more beer?

Chapter 2

  1. Can dogs smell cancer in humans?
  2. What percent of college students say stress negatively affects their grades?
  3. How big is the home field advantage in soccer?
  4. Does electrical stimulation of the brain help with problem solving?
  5. Should males with a laptop computer worry about lowering their sperm count?
  6. What percent of people smoke?
  7. Can cricket chirps be used to estimate the temperature?
  8. Which coffee has more caffeine: light roast or dark roast?
  9. How much do restaurant customers tip?
  10. How heavily does economic growth depend on the inflation rate?
  11. How does a person's body posture affect levels of stress?
  12. Do movies with larger budgets get higher audience ratings?
  13. Does it pay to get a college degree?
  14. What percent of college students have been in an emotionally abusive relationship?
  15. Does sexual frustration increase the desire for alcohol?
  16. What percent of NBA basketball players never attempt a 3-point shot?
  17. Are there "commitment genes"? Are there "cheating genes"?

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