The new participant smiled as he made his way toward me. I figured I knew this experiment's outcome, but for scientific proof I knew I would have to go through with this anyway. "It's nice to meet you professor; I'm Jacob," the young man said in an enthusiastic voice as he extended his hand. I reached out to meet it. "It's good to have you working for us today Jacob. We'll be conducting an experiment on the effects of punishment on learning today. If you'll follow me to this room over here, we can select which role in the experiment you'll have and begin."
I led the participant to a room to my left which contained the other participant. "Jacob, this is Dave, the other participant for this experiment. Dave, this is Jacob. Now, before the experiment can begin, you two will have to choose your role. There are two folded slips of paper on this table. Each has one of the two assigned roles. Jacob, you may select which paper you chose as your role." Jacob walked over and picked up the left s