5Classical Suppression ry1 = .38, ry2 = 0, r12 = .45.the sign of and sr for the classical suppressor variable may be opposite that of its zero-order r12. Notice also that for both predictor variables the absolute value of exceeds that of the predictor’s r with Y.YX2X1
6Classical Suppression WTF adding a predictor that is uncorrelated with Y (for practical purposes, one whose r with Y is close to zero) increased our ability to predict Y?X2 suppresses the variance in X1 that is irrelevant to Y (area d)
7Classical Suppression Math r2y(1.2), the squared semipartial for predicting Y from X2 (sr22 ), is the r2 between Y and the residual (X1 – X1.2). It is increased (relative to r2y1) by removing from X1 the irrelevant variance due to X2 what variance is left in partialed X1 is better correlated with Y than is unpartialed X1.
9Net Suppression ry1 = .65, ry2 = .25, and r12 = .70. X1X2Note that 2 has a sign opposite that of ry2. It is always the X which has the smaller ryi which ends up with a of opposite sign. Each falls outside of the range 0 ryi, which is always true with any sort of suppression.
10Reversal Paradox Aka, Simpson’s Paradox treating severity of fire as the covariate, when we control for severity of fire, the more fire fighters we send, the less the amount of damage suffered in the fire.That is, for the conditional distributions (where severity of fire is held constant at some set value), sending more fire fighters reduces the amount of damage.
11Cooperative Suppression Two X’s correlate negatively with one another but positively with Y (or positively with one another and negatively with Y)Each predictor suppresses variance in the other that is irrelevant to Yboth predictor’s , pr, and sr increase in absolute magnitude (and retain the same sign as ryi).
12Cooperative Suppression Y = how much the students in an introductory psychology class will learnSubjects are graduate teaching assistantsX1 is a measure of the graduate student’s level of mastery of general psychology.X2 is an SOIS rating of how well the teacher presents simple easy to understand explanations.
14SummaryWhen i falls outside the range of 0 ryi, suppression is taking placeIf one ryi is zero or close to zero, it is classic suppression, and the sign of the for the X with a nearly zero ryi may be opposite the sign of ryi.
15SummaryWhen neither X has ryi close to zero but one has a opposite in sign from its ryi and the other a greater in absolute magnitude but of the same sign as its ryi, net suppression is taking place.If both X’s have absolute i > ryi, but of the same sign as ryi, then cooperative suppression is taking place.
16Psychologist Investigating Suppressor Effects in a Five Predictor Model