They gave questionnaires to some college students and their parents and friends. The point of these questionnaires was to:
- See how they perceived themselves
- What their family and friends thought of them
The students chose 8 personal goals to follow throughout the 1st semester. (The first cycle)
They also assessed their degree of attainment of the goals. They also repeated this for the 2nd semester. (The second cycle)
They repeated the same process in the lab for 2 weeks, to see how the shorter period would affect the results.