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The Effect of Mood on Wishful Thinking and NFL Outcome Predictions 2015 1876 People make judgments and decisions on an everyday basis. From picking an NCAA Tournament bracket to judging the likelihood of rain, people often have a preference for one outcome over another. Wishful thinking is the idea that people’s desires exhib...
The Influence Of Reappraising Anxiety On Risk-Taking 2016 1090 Individuals with higher anxiety tend to take fewer risks. Reappraising anxiety as beneficial increases subsequent performance on a variety of tasks. This study examined whether having participants reappraise their anxiety as beneficial would influenc...
Examining The Relationship Between Job Search Behaviors And Personality 2019 200 Employee recruitment is a critical process in which organizations actively utilize recruitment sources in order to attract the best potential candidates to fill open positions. Previous research into recruitment sources have increased significantly ...
The Role Of Trans' Stories In Reducing Transprejudice 2019 344 This thesis examined whether exposure to trans’ historical and contemporary stories, or experiences, could reduce transprejudice. Participants were randomly assigned to an experimental condition with these narratives or to a control about the history...
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up: The Influence Of Advice To Decrease Expectations On Disappointment Following A Negative Outcome 2021 159 The phrase “don’t get your hopes up” is often given to a person by their friend or advisor in an attempt to lower their expectations to help mitigate any disappointment the person may feel if the outcome is not ideal. Research has found that people w...
Examining the Influences of an Audience and Individual Differences on Risk-Taking Behavior 2015 668 The goal of this study was to examine how different types of people are affected by an audience on measures of risk-taking and expected value sensitivity (EVS; an individual’s ability to determine whether it is good or bad to take a risk). Participa...
Will You Lie Even If I’ll Find Out? The Dark Triad, Deception, And Ex Post Transparency 2017 1211 Deception is an influential part of interpersonal behaviors. Deception appears to be related to personality features such as narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. These traits, collectively known as the Dark Triad, are hallmarked by self-cen...
Risk Taking, Anxiety And Social Value 2017 219 Risk taking and anxiety have been topics of previous research for many years. However, there has not been an abundant amount of research done on the effects of social values on anxiety and risk taking. My study looked at the relationship between anxi...
Blaming Blamers: Differential Obligation To Punish For Third-Parties Compared To Victims 2019 281 The present study examines the different ways we morally evaluate first-party (victims) and third-party (uninvolved observers) in judgement scenarios; when given the opportunity to punish or forgive a moral perpetrator. Participants were asked to rea...
Threatening The Self-Concept: How Grandiose And Hypersensitive Narcissism Relate To Comparative Optimism 2021 161 It is important to understand how people react to negative feedback, especially people with overly positive self-concepts. Both grandiose and hypersensitive narcissism are characterized by having an extremely positive self-concept. People high in hyp...
The Influence of Ambiguity and Uncertainty on Wishful Thinking 2016 527 People are confronted with situations where they have to make choices and judgments every day. In making decisions, people may have a preference for one option over another, and the wishful thinking effect describes their increased optimism and infla...
Evaluating The Needs Of Female Student Service Members And Veterans In Higher Education 2017 430 Increasing numbers of military service members are now reintegrating into higher education. This transition yields many challenges, leaving the student service member/Veteran at higher risk for poor mental health, substance abuse, and lack of social ...
The Influence Of Personal Narrative Information On Attitudes Towards Syringe Exchange Programs 2020 154 With the current opioid epidemic in the United States, cities across the United States are increasingly considering Syringe Exchange Programs (SEPs). SEPs allow people to anonymously dispose of used syringes and acquire new, sterile syringes, and hav...
Do People Really Think They Are Alone In A Crowd Of Sheep?: Replication And Extension Of Pronin Et Al. (2007) 2020 261 People often think they are less biased, more rational, and less likely to conform than their peers. For example, research by Pronin, Berger, and Molouki (2007) found that Princeton students evaluated themselves as much less likely to conform compare...
Do Motor Actions Influence Creative Cognition? A Replication Of Friedman And Förster (2002) 2018 256 From artistic endeavors to evolutionary survival skills, creativity influences various aspects of everyday life. Previous research has shown that numerous factors influence an individual’s level of creativity, from mood to nonaffective motor movement...
An Investigation On Whether Social Values Moderate The Relationship Between Risk Taking And Anxiety 2018 123 The relationship between anxiety and risk taking has been found to have many moderators (e.g., ambiguity, domain). The current study investigated if social values (i.e., considering what is valued to one’s friends, family, and society) was also one o...
Confident Bastards: The Influence Of Advisor Confidence And Likeability On Advice Taking 2020 144 Advice taking has been researched in many different areas. Previous literature shows multiple factors can affect the likelihood of someone taking advice. For example, people are typically more likely to follow advice when the advice is expressed conf...
Do Stereotypes Simplify Cognitive Processing? Examining The Cognitive Toolbox Through A Replication And Extension Of Macrae et al. (1994) 2021 241 Stereotyping occurs in a wide variety of situations and can have severe and negative consequences. One potential explanation for the function of stereotypes offered by Macrae et al. (1994) is that they allow easier mental categorization of individual...
Only You Can Prevent Discrimination: Testing The Effects Of Autonomy-Promoting Anti-Prejudice Messages 2022 23 Previous research has indicated that people's stereotypes about race, sex, and age can influence their hiring decisions. Companies often implement equal opportunity efforts and antiprejudice messaging to alleviate discrimination in hiring practices. ...