-Are you interested in learning more about current psychology research?
-Do you like to hang out with psychology majors?
-Do you want to get better at understanding psychology journal articles?
Then come join us at the Monthly Psychology Club Journal Club!
Each month, the students of the Psychology Club will select a short (< 7 page) journal article from Psychological Science, we'll read it and discuss it at our next Journal Club meeting.
Next Meeting: Wed., November 13th, 2013, 4:00pm
Centenary Square 210
The Ergonomics of Dishonesty: The Effect of Incidental Posture on Stealing, Cheating, and Traffic Violations
Andy J. Yap, Abbie S. Wazlawek, Brian J. Lucas, Amy J. C. Cuddy, and Dana R. Carney
Does our posture affect our willingness to cheat? Participants played a racing video game while sitting in a seat that expanded their posture or contracted it. Participants were instructed to wait 10 seconds after any collision before continuing the race and that they would win a prize if they completed the course in 5 minutes or less. After completing the game, participants rated how powerful they felt. Participants in the expansive seats were more likely to not wait 10 seconds than were those in the contractive seats. The researchers found that the expansive posture increased participants' feelings of power, leading them to be more likely to cheat during the game.
If you have questions, please email email in the Psychology Department.
Wondering what we've read previously? Look here.