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Psychology Week 14.2 - Psychology Week 14.2 Wednesday 11/13...

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Psychology Week 14.2 Wednesday 11/13 1. Schachter’s cognitive theory support a. Can lead to misattribution of arousal b. Dutton and Aron study - wanted to see if participants could misattribute symptoms of fear for sexual arousal b.i. Ran a study using a gorge in British Columbia b.ii. Gorge had two bridges crossing it (high and low) b.ii.1. High bridge– high arousal response b.ii.2. Low bridge– low arousal response b.iii. Participants were male tourists that chose to cross one of the two bridges b.iv. Researcher was an attractive female research assistant who would test male participants after crossing b.iv.1. Collected TAT – Thematic Apperception test b.iv.1.a. Drawing in which participants have to create a story b.iv.1.b. Stories can be interpreted for various measures including sexual imagery b.iv.2. Gave a business card in order for participants to contact her to receive further information b.iv.2.a. Actually just a recording that measured the number of responders c. Dutton and Aron’s findings d.
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