Organisms show asymmetric behavior towards the position, either right or left side. The scenario has been heavily witnessed in human beings, who show a high correlation of the choice of seat, in cinemas, restaurants or theatres. The inclination towards one side was investigated by the research conducted by Weyer et al. (2006). The article posits that the factor that compels people to choose the right-hand side is not dependent on the importance of the film or emotional spike caused by the actors in the cinemas. Rather, the paper theorizes that aspects of behavioral tendencies such as visual attention have more weight in influencing an individual to choose the right-hand side seat.
The research question that was formulated to assist in getting more information was: What contributes to the people favoring right-hand side seats more than other positions? Such, the question leads in developing a hypothesis that can be placed as, behavioral tendencies compel people to assume right had seats more than the importance of emotional attachment of the film. The extension of the work done by Karev (2000), affirms that the bias towards the choice of positions is more pronounced in right-handed people than the left-handed . Among other authors, the question of choice leaning gives this article a more task to critically evaluate the major reasons for that, and come up with a justifiable explanation.
The author employed 171 adult participants aged between 18-65 years. The recruitment was done randomly, but the aspect of gender was controlled to avoid the biases, hence contributing to the formation of a strong conclusion regarding the issue. The participants were engaged in an experiment of determining their likely position, which they could have taken in an ideal cinema, theatre or restaurant situation. To achieve the objective, the researcher used cites maps, with virtual seats and strategic screen positions. The key variables that were being tested were seating preference against behavior tendencies.
The results of this paper confirm the hypothesis that was being tested. It was found that a high percentage of the participants chose the seats on the right-hand side of the map. It was also noted that most of the people preferred the seat on the back position, and that aligned linearly to the screen. However, the positioning of the screens on the map could have lured the participants to select a particular position, which might be different from a real situation.