Lecture 8

3 research question is thinking about moving through

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Unformatted text preview: pace Boroditsky & Ramscar (2002)   But is it just being in a physical state that causes the effects or is it something about thought?   Research question: Does thinking about space affect thinking about time?   More specifically: Does your current, embodied spatial state affect your interpretation of temporal language? Method   Ppts •  Saw images of an office chair •  Were asked to either imagine themselves moving in the chair or imagine the chair moving towards them •  Then they answered the ambiguous Wednesday’s meeting question Results   As predicted, people tended to respond in a manner consistent with the priming scenario EgoObjectMoving Prime Monday 43% 67% Friday Moving Prime 57% 33% χ2 (1, N=239)=13.3; p<0.001 Exp. 2   Then they went into the wild (the lunch line in the basement of the Psychology Building at Stanford)   They wanted to know whether individuals who had recently experienced moving more would show the same effect   So they grouped people by where they were in the lunch line (by quartile) and asked them the ambiguous Wednesday’s meeting question   Prediction:   more ego ­moving ­consistent responses from people who had moved more, i.e., were closer to the front of the line Results Conclusions •  People closer to the front of the line showed more of an ego ­moving bias •  This is presumably because they have experienced more motion Exp. 3   Research Question:   Is thinking about moving through space su...
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