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Lecture 3

PSYC 231 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Dependent And Independent Variables

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PSYC 231

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Example: Prejudice against fat women 2
o Experimental Study (Snyder & Haugen, 1995)
88 pairs of men and women communicated over the telephone
Men saw picture of their interaction partner prior to conversation
Independent Variable!
o Condition 1: Thin picture
o Condition 2: Fat picture
Dyads then talked on the phone for 10 minutes
Completed measures: Dependent variables!
o DV 1: How positively did the men view their interaction partner?
o DV 2: How much did the men like their interaction partner
Independent coders listened to tapes of conversations and rated…
o DV 3: How positively did the women behave?
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