Honors Program

University Honors, Honors in Psychology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Ginette Blackhart

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Anthony Cavender, Eric Sellers


This study examines the accuracy with which participants complete a typical social psychology post-experimental inquiry following a procedure involving deception. Participants were randomly assigned to be informed or naïve to an ostensible purpose and were randomly assigned to be offered or not offered a reward for revealing awareness of the ostensible purpose and admission of receiving prior information. MANOVA analyses suggest that being informed and being offered a reward increase Awareness. Being offered a Reward actually decreased Admission. The implications of these results for deception research will be discussed.

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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