The Effect of Concrete Wording on Truth Judgements: A Preregistered Replication and Extension of Hansen & Wänke (2010)

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Description: This study contains two high-powered replications (total n = 466) of the linguistic concreteness effect (Hansen & Wänke, 2010, Experiment 1). Experiment 1a is a dual-site direct replication and Experiment 1b is an extension to an online sample (using the same materials). The project is a collaboration enabled by StudySwap.

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When you lack the facts, how do you decide what is true and what is not? In the absence of knowledge, we sometimes rely on non-probative information. For example, participants judge concretely worded trivia items as more likely to be true than abstractly worded ones (the linguistic truth effect; Hansen & Wänke, 2010). If minor language differences affect truth judgements, ultimately they could inf...

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