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The construction and properties of the Belief in Good Luck (BIGL) Scale are described. Three studies provide evidence that reliable individual differences exist with respect to beliefs about luck. Some individuals maintain an irrational view of luck as a somewhat stable force that tends to influence events in their own favor, while others seem to hold the(More)
2 experiments were conducted to test the proposition that once someone has agreed to a small request he is more likely to comply with a larger request. The 1st study demonstrated this effect when the same person made both requests. The 2nd study extended this to the situation in which different people made the 2 requests. Several experimental groups were(More)
2 hypotheses about resistance to influence were tested: (a) warning Ss that they are going to be exposed to a communication with which they disagree will increase their resistance to influence; (b) distracting Ss from the content of such a communication will decrease resistance to influence. The results support the 1st hypothesis, but provide only minimal(More)
Sixty-one parents of 43 neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit were interviewed within 3 days of their first conference with the neonatologist to assess their needs for medical information. The conference with the physician and the interview with the investigator were audiotaped. Information given by the physician and information recalled by the parents(More)
aggression: The influence of frustrations imposed by the in-group on attitudes expressed toward out-groups. A study of the relationship between ethnocentrism in children and the ethnocentrism and authoritarian rearing practices of their mothers. The hypothesis was that persuasive communications are more effective when advertised as containing new arguments(More)
A series of studies investigated the capacity of children between the ages of 7 and 12 to give free and informed consent to participation in psychological research. Children were reasonably accurate in describing the purpose of studies, but many did not understand the possible benefits or especially the possible risks of participating. In several studies(More)