The hypothesis in question: Humiliation builds character.
The experiment: Three year old boy wears hot pink princess helmet at school "Trike-A-Thon" amidst a classful of friends not wearing helmets.
The situation: Mother was sent a letter by school commanding that all children in participation must wear a helmet to participate in activity. Family has one helmet purchased a few years ago for sister. Mother refuses to spend $20 on new helmet for one half-hour school activity.
Observation: The experiment even continued after the event was over and the kids were having a snack!
Result: Mother is sent link of photos documenting the event (or experiment). Mother experiences horror and humiliation. Child will never suffer again.