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: 31 Oct 2019 14:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/48005
DOI: 10.1007/s11238-014-9419-2

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