Torrance wants his family to be better at conserving energy. They have no idea how much they use or how much it costs. He decides to change this. He reads the meter every day and lets his family know what their usage is each day. He tells them how much the electricity costs and what they could do with the extra money. He tells them he will take the money saved and buy a new television for the family. He does this for a month and keeps record of the changes in usage. Then he stops reminding them and tracks the usage. He finds that the usage decreases when he tells them how they are doing, but goes back to normal levels when he stops.
What are the independent and dependent variable?
What research design is being used? (be specific)
Is this operant or classical conditioning?