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Unformatted text preview: i. Dull task performed ii. Experimenter explains how expectations affect pefromance & we need next subject to believe its interesting. Assistant away iii. Next subject (confederate) says they heard boring iv. Subjects paid $1 or $20 v. Another survey- enjoyment Result: paid $1=more enjoyment bc need to justify lying more Leon Festinger: coined cognitive dissonance o Foot in door technique- experiement a) Group One: 1. Small drive safely sign in window 2. 2 weeks later: Big drive safely? 76% yes b) Group Two 1. Left in Peace 2. 2 weeks later: Big drive safely? 17% yes Jim Jones: Peoples Temple Cult o Utopia o 1 st monetary offerings voluntary then 10% income contributionthen 25%. .. finally turn over everything o Workloads became progressively demanding o Biggest mass suicide- Kool-Aid with cyanide 909 committed sucide...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '07