A simple stress test of experimenter demand effects

Fleming, Piers and Zizzo, Daniel John (2015) A simple stress test of experimenter demand effects. Theory and Decision, 78 (2). pp. 219-231. ISSN 0040-5833

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    Abstract

    As a stress test of experimenter demand effects, we run an experiment where subjects can physically destroy coupons awarded to them. About one subject out of three does. Giving money back to the experimenter is possible in a separate task but is more consistent with an experimenter demand effect than an explanation based on altruism towards the experimenter. A measure of sensitivity to social pressure helps predict destruction when social information is provided.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Available under Open Access
    Uncontrolled Keywords: altruism,experimenter demand effects,social information,social pressure
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 14:56
    Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 15:41
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/48005
    DOI: 10.1007/s11238-014-9419-2

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