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Ps 306 - Experimental Psychology

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Exam 2 PS 306 Spring 2002 1 We d briefly discussed the Dutton Aron bridge study in class In that study elevated physiological arousal of the male participants was presumed to be the root cause of a greater attraction to the young woman waiting at the end of the high rope bridge as compared to the perceived attraction from the nonelevated physiological arousal that followed crossing a stable concrete bridge But maybe the perceived attraction had to do with elements other than physiological arousal Dutton Aron also used only male participants As an extension of their study suppose that male and female participants are given one of three levels of epinephrine None saline Small Large to produce varying levels of physiological arousal After 5 minutes to allow the drug to have its effect participants were shown a picture of the face a person who had previously been judged by other people to be moderately attractive 4 on a 7 point scale of attractiveness For the male participants the picture was of a female face For the female participants the picture was of a male face Each participant rated the attractiveness of the target face on a 7 point scale Complete the analysis of this 2x3 independent groups design and interpret the results as completely as you can 10 pts ANOVA Table for Attraction Score DF Sum of Squares Mean Square F Value P Value Lambda Power Gender 1 6 021 6 021 5 282 0266 5 282 608 Epinephrine 2 19 625 9 812 8 608 0007 17 217 967 2 3 792 1 896 1 663 2018 3 326 319 42 47 875 1 140 Gender Epinephrine Residual Means Table for Attraction Score Effect Gender Epinephrine Count Mean Std Dev Std Err Female Large 8 4 875 1 126 398 Female None 8 4 000 926 327 Female Small 8 4 500 1 195 423 Male Large 8 6 250 707 250 Male None 8 4 000 1 309 463 Male Small 8 5 250 1 035 366 Because the interaction is not significant I would focus my attention on the two main effects which are significant Gender requires no additional analysis beyond the computation of the means for Males



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