Date of Project
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Tom Wilson
Dr. Joy Jacobs-Lawson
Dr. Hank Rothgerber
This study was an attempt to replicate the findings of a 2013 experiment that found self-disclosure can be influenced through priming (Grecco, Robbins, Bartoli & Wolff). The study also concluded that their participants were unaware of the priming effects the experiment had on them. This study challenged this conclusion by manipulating depth of processing across priming conditions as a way of assessing conscious processing of the primes. The priming influence on self-disclosure was not replicated in the present study. Additionally, this study was unable to find a significant main effect of depth. A significant result was found in a memory assessment, suggesting that participants were processing the primes differently at different levels of depth.
Coleman, Ryan, "A Study of Self-Disclosure and Awareness" (2018). Undergraduate Theses. 30.
Available for download on Wednesday, October 31, 2018