We are very sensitive when it comes to processing faces. Subtle differences in physical properties of a face, such as configuration of facial parts, facial features, emotional expressions, skin shade, etc., can influence our facial perception. We are interested in testing if perception of the sex changes when skin tone as well More
Photographs have been shown to increase “truthiness” across several domains. This study explores the presentation of nonprobative photographs in a misinformation study. A robust replication of the misinformation effect was observed, but photographs did not increase “true” responses in this paradigm, demonstrating a boundary condition for the truthiness effect. Daniel More
In researching valence/arousal of alcohol images, it is unknown whether combining of different alcohol images is appropriate. College students (n=83) participated in a beverage picture viewing task. High internal consistency (alphas > .95 for valence and arousal) supports combining beer, wine, and liquor images in the study of alcohol appetitiveness. More
The present study explored the effects of dental anxiety on frequency of brushing and flossing. Results indicate that dental anxiety is associated with frequency of flossing but not brushing. Dental professionals may consider implementing anxiety reducing techniques and further emphasize to patients the value of flossing on a daily basis. More
Institutional accountability assessments are common in higher education, and most have no personal consequences for students. Importantly, research has shown that in low-stakes testing environments, test-taking motivation is related to test performance (i.e., lower motivation is associated with lower test performance — e.g., Wolf & Smith, 1995). Liu, Bridgeman, and More
Over the years, situational and dispositional influences on job satisfaction has attracted much attention in the field of organizational behavior. Past research has yielded evidence that situational characteristics or environmental stimuli (S) affect job satisfaction (S-R model); and that personality traits (T) can be also a significant source of the More
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