Lecture 30 - REMINDER Second "participation...

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REMINDER ± Second “participation activity” due by: ² 11:59pm on DECEMBER 12 th !!!!!! ± Link to activity is under “announcements” on Blackboard ± Put in CORRECT PUID# 1 Science in Practice PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann 2 Presentation of Research ± Neat and tidy (and SIGNIFICANT) ² The path to get there is often messy ² Often need many studies to rule out “plausible alternative explanations” ± What can we learn from non-significant studies? 3 Ask Research Question Specify Hypotheses Collect Data -- How? Analyze Data -- How? Interpret Findings Distribute Findings 4
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Theoretical Background ± Schachter (1951) ² Group Locomotion (Festinger, 1950) ² Deviance group pressure towards uniformity ² Non-responsive Group rejection 5 Theoretical Background: Communication to deviant 0 20 40 60 80 100 1234567891 0 Time (min) Amount of comm Note: Not EXACT Values 6 Theoretical Background ± Schachter (1951) ² Deviance Group rejection ² Deviance and burden confounded 7 Study 1 ± Research Question: ² Does the group goal influence response to a deviate member? ± Hypotheses: ² Deviate will be perceived as more burdensome when goal is on harmony , but not diversity ² Deviate in condition will be preferred over non-deviate contributor and non-deviate non-contributor 8
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Study 1 ± Participants watched a video re-enactment ± I manipulated the group goal before they watched the video [Independent Variable] ± “The ultimate goal of these group discussions is to…” ² Harmony: …ensure congenial, pleasant, and harmonious discussions of each issue.
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Bethlebreton during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Lecture 30 - REMINDER Second "participation...

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