Schachter and Gross Study - Basics Example PSYCH 291
University of Waterloo
Schachter and Gross, 1968
What makes people eat food?
*People who are obese are more affected by external cues to eat than people who are
*Used “doctored” clocks
*While participants filled out questionnaires they were offered crackers to eat
*researchers weighed the box of crackers before and after the session
*What is the i.v./predictor variable?
*Conceptual level--what were researchers trying to get at?
*Operational level--how did researchers try to get at it?
*What is the d.v.?
*Obese Ps in the fast clock condition ate nearly twice as much as obese Ps in the slow
*Obese people heavily influenced by external cue of time
* “Normal”-weight Ps ate more with slow clock than with fast clock
*responses opposite to pattern of obese Ps
*Why this reverse pattern?