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Poster

Do the Format, Context, and Scale of Self-Report Items Affect Subsequent Behavior?

Poster Session XII - Board: XII- 102
Sunday, May 30, 2010, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom

Jeffrey C. Miller
Iowa State University

Katelynn S. Newsum
Iowa State University

Brandon D. Butcher
Iowa State University

Omesh Johar
Iowa State University

Nathalie C. DuBois
Iowa State University

Tony A. Feldman
Iowa State University

Deah S. Quinlivan
Iowa State University

Gary L. Wells
Iowa State University

Participants watched a video of a crime, were asked either positively or negatively-framed questions about the suspect, and indicated how certain they were they could identify the suspect. Answering positively-framed questions caused participants to be more certain they could identify the suspect, and more willing to testify in court.

 
Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Psychometrics

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