Do untrustworthy faces facilitate the recognition of antonyms? A critical analysis of thinking the opposite under distrust

Ulshöfer, Corina; Ruffieux, Nicole; Oswald, Margit (3 September 2013). Do untrustworthy faces facilitate the recognition of antonyms? A critical analysis of thinking the opposite under distrust (Unpublished). In: 14. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Hagen Deutschland. 01.-04.09.2013.

Distrust should automatically activate a "thinking the opposite". Thus, according to Schul, Mayo and Burnstein (2004), subjects detect antonyms of adjectives faster when confronted with untrustworthy rather than trustworthy faces. We conducted four experiments within their paradigm to test whether the response latency of detecting antonyms remains stable. We introduced the following changes: the paradigm was applied with and without an induction phase, faces were culturally adapted, the stimuli were presented according more to priming rules, and the canonicity of antonyms was controlled. Results show that the response latency of detecting antonyms is difficult to predict. Even if faces are culturally adapted and priming rules are applied more strictly, response latency depends on whether the induction phase is applied and on the canonicity of antonyms rather than on the trustworthiness of faces. In general, this paradigm seems not to be appropriate to test thinking the opposite under distrust.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Ulshöfer, Corina Tamara; Ruffieux, Nicole and Oswald, Margit

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Irène Gonce-Gyr

Date Deposited:

07 May 2014 15:02

Last Modified:

07 May 2014 15:02

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44880

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