Banerjee, P. Chatterjee, & Sinha, J. (2012). Is it light or dark? Recalling moral behavior changes perception of brightness. Psychological Science, online first.
Forty participants at a large public university participated in this study in return for partial course credit. We asked participants to recall and describe in detail either an ethical or an unethical deed from their past and to describe any feelings or emotions associated with it (Zhong & Liljenquist, 2006). After completing a filler task, participants were asked to judge the brightness of the room, using a 7-point scale (1 = low, 7 = high).
1. Identify the IV (s) and DV(s).
2. What type of design was used? Was it between or within subjects?
3. What information do you need to determine the results? That is, what information will help you answer the research question or determine whether the prediction was supported? (Describe what will be analyzed and what test should be used.)