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1 Welcome to Research Methods in Social Psychology (Psych 309)

2 Outline Introductions Administrative details (review syllabus) think about groups/ topics Research in Social Psychology Study of the day

3 Outline Introductions Administrative details (review syllabus) think about groups/ topics Research in Social Psychology Study of the day

4 Outline Introductions Administrative details (review syllabus) think about groups/ topics Research in Social Psychology Study of the day

5 Research Topics Previous class topics How do eco labels affect consumer behavior? Does class year affect perceptions of leadership potential? Does exposure to violence decrease helping- behavior? Social Psych topics Interpersonal attraction Persuasion Conformity

6 Outline Introductions Administrative details (review syllabus) think about groups/ topics Research in Social Psychology Study of the day

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8 Predicting Responses to Racism Kawakami, Dunn, Karmali, & Dovidio (2009)

9 Why is Racism Still a Problem? Overt racism is condemned Racist events take place frequently Question: How do people react towards racist events? – People may overestimate how negatively they would feel in the face of racism Why is Racism Still a Problem?

10 Design Two conditions: – Forecaster: Participant observes situation – Experiencer: Participant in room with confederates One Black and one White confederate pose as participants waiting for a study to start The Black confederate leaves the room, bumping the White confederate as he leaves Kawakami, Dunn, Karmali, & Dovidio (2009)

11 Reaction Conditions Conditions: (White confederate rxn) Control – No comment/reaction Moderate Racist Comment – “Typical, I hate it when Black people do that.” Extreme Racist Comment – “Clumsy n ” Kawakami, Dunn, Karmali, & Dovidio (2009)

12 Dependent Measures: Self-report of emotional distress (1-9) Choose a confederate to work with on a puzzle solving task Kawakami, Dunn, Karmali, & Dovidio (2009)

13 Emotional Distress Negative Emotional Distress Emotional Distress

14 Partner Selection Percentage of White Partners Chosen Partner Selection


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