For this project, we "accidentally" dropped a dollar bill on the ground, and video taped peoples actions following this. Most people didn't notice, but for the few who did notice, more than half gave the dollar bill back to us. The rest picked up the bill and walked away, with no attempt to return it to the person who dropped it. This was an interesting experiment, because it showed us how honest people really are.
In the second part of this experiment, we had Myra trip and drop her books on the ground. We discretely video taped while people either helped her pick up her scattered papers, or skirted around her. Overall, we found that students at UNCSA were very helpful to Myra.