Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
A study is reported which examines the effects of Ss attitudes toward psychological research as measured by the Psychology Research Survey (PRS) (high or low), apparent E prestige (high, medium, or low), and sex of 13 on ratings of success and failure given in Rosenthal's person-perception task. It was found that E prestige interacted with sex of S to significantly affect performance. Several of the pictures used in the person-perception task were also found to be consistently rated as depicting success or failure. Questions are raised concerning the psychometric soundness of both the PRS and the person-perception task. Implications for future research are indicated with the need for replication studies emphasized.
Quick, Sam, "Relationship of Subjects' Preexperiment Attitudes Toward Psychology and Experimenter Prestige" (1971). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1007.