Psychology Research Proposal

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The question is asked, "To what extent does the American tax season affect the suicide rate?  An exhaustive analysis of the historical (archival) data was conducted. Suicide dates were matched and compared to the economic season. A t-distribution was calculated and was used to compare the suicide rates of the tax season to the suicide rate of the non-tax season.

While America is becoming an increasingly affluent country, much of the effects of this prosperity are swept under the rug of the collective American conscience. These inherent issues include global ones such as the alienation of less fortunate countries as well as more localized ones including the increasing separation of the wealthy and the not to wealthy American citizens. Focusing on the American citizen, this rising wealth has burdened an increasing amount of individuals with further stress of the amplifying importance of social status. A commonly overlooked aspect of this wealth is the requisite taxes that are due on that critical day in April.

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