10-14 - People As Faulty Computers Wednesday Oct 14th Expectations cont Exam out of 48.5 pts Bargh Chen Burrows(1996 Purpose Three studies designed

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
People As Faulty Computers Wednesday, Oct. 14 th Expectations cont. Exam out of 48.5 pts Purpose: Three studies designed to test how nonconscious activation of (a) trait constructs (study 1) and (b) social categories (study 2) influences behavior automatically Method: Study 1 I.Prime rude or polite (or control) with scrambled sentence task (SST). Unscramble words to make correct grammatically correct sentence. Being primed, by inserting words related to those constructs. II. Told to find experimenter in different room when down with SST. III. Participant finds experimenter engaged in conversation with confederate. Polite: 558seconds (before interrupting) Neutral: 519 seconds Rude: 326 seconds Method: Study 2 I. Prime elderly or control with scrambled sentence task. a. Bingo, Florida, wise, old, retirement, forgetful, don’t prime slow b. Dismisses participants, dude outside times how long it takes for the participant to leave II. Measure walking speed down a long hallway after experiment ends a. Will they physically walk slower, being primed for elderly Experiment 2a: Control: 7.3 seconds Elderly: 8.25 seconds Experiment 2b: Control: 7.2 seconds Elderly: 8.2 seconds Ran study twice to ensure reliability of effect. Method: I. Prime professor or soccer hooligan (or control) by asking them to write about a day in the life of each type of person. Given 42 m.c. questions, general knowledge. Professor-smart, Soccer hooligan- not so smart No Prime: 49.9% correctly solved When wrote about a Professor: 59.5% When wrote about a Soccer Hooligan: 43.1% Summary Doesn’t help to pretend humans are something we are not Interpersonal Implications:
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/15/2010 for the course PSY 235 taught by Professor J.cesario during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

Page1 / 5

10-14 - People As Faulty Computers Wednesday Oct 14th Expectations cont Exam out of 48.5 pts Bargh Chen Burrows(1996 Purpose Three studies designed

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online