Dogmatism, field dependence, and perception of demand characteristics in a verbal operant conditioning experiment
Journal of Research in Personality
Using a 2 × 2 analysis of variance design, effects of dogmatism and field dependence on subjects' awareness of demand characteristics in a verbal operant conditioning experiment were investigated. From 103 introductory psychology students who participated in a replication of an earlier verbal conditioning experiment, 92 were randomly selected for final study. It was found that only subjects aware of the purpose of the conditioning study appeared to "condition". Subject awareness was assessed by a series of converging questions which were independently content analyzed by two judges and coded to yield a total awareness score. Based on earlier research it was expected that dogmatism and field dependence would interact to affect levels of awareness. The two-way interaction was statistically significant (p < .05) as predicted. The results were discussed in terms of speculations regarding the modes of perceptual functioning involved in perceiving demand cues. © 1976.
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Jones, James Marc, "Dogmatism, field dependence, and perception of demand characteristics in a verbal operant conditioning experiment" (1976). Faculty Publications. 5078.