Photographs and the Misinformation Effect: A Boundary Condition of Truthiness

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

Internal Consistency When Collapsing Different Alcoholic Beverage Types Into One Image Category

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

Investigating the (Neglected) Role of Personality in Testing

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

He’s Just Not That Into Me: Rejection Influences Women’s Risky Sexual Decision Making

Given the significant consequences involved in women’s choices to have unprotected sex, empirical research designed to understand the in-the-moment factors influencing women’s risky sexual decision-making has become crucial. For the present study, we employed Downey and Feldman’s Rejection Sensitivity Model (RSM; 1996) as a theoretical base to examine how a More