The Human Observation Project is designed: To provide students with an opportunity to apply scientific methods to a study of human behavior. To provide working models for key terms. To provide experience in the application of behavior change theories. The first half of your research will be a naturalistic observation. You will be determining the baseline of behavior, or what the behavior looks like, or the amount of the behavior present under normal circumstances. The observer is unobtrusive, rather like the wallpaper. There is no interference with the behavior. The second half of the project will be a type of experiment. By introducing a variable, you will attempt to increase or decrease a behavior.