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    Faking Revisited: Exerting Strategic Control over Performance on the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure


    Hughes, Sean and Hussey, Ian and Corrigan, Bethany and Jolie, Katie and Murphy, Carol and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2016) Faking Revisited: Exerting Strategic Control over Performance on the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46. pp. 632-648. ISSN 0046-2772

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    Abstract

    Acrossfour studies we demonstrate that effectsobtained from the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP), like those obtained from other indirect procedures, are not impervious to strategic manipulation. In Experiment 1, we found that merely informing participants to ‘fake’ their performance without providing a concrete strategy to do so did not eliminate, reverse, or in any way alter the obtained outcomes. However, when those same instructions orientated attention towards the core parameters of the task, participants spontaneously derived a strategy that allowed them to eliminate their effects (Experiment 2). When participants were provided with a viable response strategy they successfully reversed the direction of their overall IRAP effect (Experiment 3). By refining the nature of those instructions we managed to target and alter individual trial-type effects in isolation with some success (Experiment 4).

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at: Hughes, S., Hussey, I., Corrigan, B., Jolie, K., Murphy, C., and Barnes‐Holmes, D. (2016) Faking revisited: Exerting strategic control over performance on the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 46: 632–648. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2207.
    Keywords: IRAP; Faking; Race; Sexual; Attitudes; Disgust;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 10607
    Depositing User: Dr. Carol Murphy
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 15:22
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Social Psychology
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
    Refereed: Yes
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