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Registered Replication Report on Srull and Wyer (1979)

RRR Srull Wyer, Gerlsma, C. & Huntjens, R. J. C., 4-Sep-2018, In : Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. 1, 3, p. 321-336 16 p.

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Srull and Wyer (1979) demonstrated that exposing participants to more hostility-related stimuli caused them subsequently to interpret ambiguous behaviors as more hostile. In their Experiment 1, participants descrambled sets of words to form sentences. In one condition, 80% of the descrambled sentences described hostile behaviors, and in another condition, 20% described hostile behaviors. Following the descrambling task, all participants read a vignette about a man named Donald who behaved in an ambiguously hostile manner and then rated him on a set of personality traits. Next, participants rated the hostility of various ambiguously hostile behaviors (all ratings on scales from 0 to 10). Participants who descrambled mostly hostile sentences rated Donald and the ambiguous behaviors as approximately 3 scale points more hostile than did those who descrambled mostly neutral sentences. This Registered Replication Report describes the results of 26 independent replications (N = 7,373 in the total sample; k = 22 ...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-336
Number of pages16
JournalAdvances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4-Sep-2018

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