J. N. Bassili

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In order to investigate the role of facial movement in the recognition of emotions, faces were covered with black makeup and white spots. Video recordings of such faces were played back so that only the white spots were visible. The results demonstrated that moving displays of happiness, sadness, fear, surprise, anger and disgust were recognized more(More)
Five studies revealed that people who hold the minority opinion express that opinion less quickly than people who hold the majority opinion. The difference in speed in the expression of the minority and majority opinions grew as the difference in the size of the minority and majority grew. Also, those with the minority view were particularly slow when they(More)
When presented with the option to use a new instructional technology, students often face an approach–avoidance conflict. This study explored promotion and prevention orientations, concepts linked to approach and avoidance in Higgins’s regulatory focus theory, in the choice to attend lectures or watch them online. Openness, a core disposition in the Big(More)
Media players allow students to pause lectures and to replay portions at will, two capabilities with potentially important pedagogical value that are not available in face-to-face lectures. The first study showed that many students use and value these media player features when watching online introductory psychology lectures. The second study showed that(More)
Two experiments investigated the contributions of data-driven and conceptually driven processing on an implicit word-stem completion task. In Experiment I , individual words were studied either visually or auditorily and were tested using either visual or auditory word-stems. Keeping modality the same from study to test led to more priming than did changing(More)
A great deal of research has shown that small changes in question wording, format, or ordering can sometimes substantially alter people’s reports of their attitudes. Although many scholars have presumed that these so-called response effects are likely to be more pronounced when the attitudes being measured are weak, a number of studies have disconfirmed(More)
The stereotypes of groups identified by age (35- or 70-year-old) and either by sex (male, female), occupation (engineer, bus driver), or ethnicity (Canadian Indian, White Canadian) were assessed in a sample of college students and in a sample of elderly persons. The findings indicate that the observers stereotype young mature adults in terms of a variety of(More)
The study explored media richness and normative factors that influence students’ choice to attend lectures or watch them online. Lectures in a large psychology course were taped and posted online where they could be viewed by streaming video. All students in the course had the option to attend lectures or watch them online, a choice that could be exercised(More)