Effect of Moral Primes on Belief in Conspiracies (#137)

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Reference to Original Report of Finding Douglas, K.M. & Sutton, R.M. (2011). Does it take one to know one? Endorsement of conspiracy theories is influence by personal willingness to conspire. British Journal of Social Psychology. 50, 544-552. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8309.2010.02018.x.
Title Effect of Moral Primes on Belief in Conspiracies
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. combination of 1 & 2
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Brief Statement of Original Result The moral prime condition has no effect on positive affect. study 1, relationship between moral tendencies and conspiracy was because of participants willingness. Study 2, found effects of the priming was also because of their willingness.
Type of Replication Attempted Conceptual Replication
Result Type Successful Replication
Difference? Not Applicable
Number of Subjects 24
Number of Subjects in Original Study
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2012
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Andrew Dydynsky, Jasmin Taylor, Maria Hoang, Donghyun Lee
Detailed Description of Method/Results The mean score for participants in the positive prime group was 2.6, the mean score for participants in the negative prime group was 2.36 and the mean score for the control group was 2.05 as seen in Table 1. Contrary to our hypothesis, participants in the positive prime group rated more conspiracy theories higher in truthfulness than both the control and negative prime group. The negative prime group, however, did score higher than the control group. In order to test whether these differences in score were statistically significant we ran a one tailed t-test comparing the scores of the positive prime group to the negative prime group, the positive prime group to the control group and the negative prime group to the control group. What was found was the scores of the positive prime group were not statistically higher than the negative prime group (p=.18, p<.05). However, the scores of the positive prime group were statistically higher than those of the control group (p=.04, p<.05). Furthermore, the negative prime group scores were not statistically higher than the control group (p=.15, p<.05).
Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
We combine the two studies in the original study into one
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
We all did
Location of ProjectTemple University
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
University students from subject pool
Where did these subjects reside?United States
Was this a Class Project?Yes
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information
I have complied with ethical standards for experimentation on human beings and, if necessary, have obtained appropriate permission from an Institutional Review Board or other oversight group.
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