Honors Program

University Honors, Honors in Psychology

Date of Award

5-2011

Thesis Professor(s)

Ginette Blackhart

Thesis Professor Department

Psychology

Thesis Reader(s)

Anthony Cavender, Eric Sellers

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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Psychology Commons

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