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<p><strong>Replication Information</strong></p> <p>Two groups, one made of three students, and the other of four, each will conduct a replication of this study originally done by Elliot et al. (2010). The students will perform the replication study as a part of their Research Methods psychology class, led by Professor Dr. Nicole Legate and Heidi Maibuecher, graduate student, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois. It is estimated that the sample of students that will participate in this study at IIT will be more diverse in trems of background than the original sample study was. </p> <p><strong> Student Researchers</strong></p> <p>Group 1 ("Red Flames") Cristina Baciu Lisa Horne Sydney Fiol</p> <p>Group 2 ("Red River") Emma Zachocki Deysi Paniagua Jacob Mansfield Madiha Muqeet </p> <p><strong>Project Supervision</strong></p> <p>Dr. Nicole Legate</p> <p>Heidi Maibuecher</p> <p><strong>Original Research Abstract</strong></p> <p>In many nonhuman species of vertebrates, females are attracted to red on male conspecifics. Red is also a signal of male status in many nonhuman vertebrate species, and females show a mating preference for high-status males. These red–attraction and red–status links have been found even when red is displayed on males artificially. In the present research, we document parallels between human and nonhuman females' response to male red. Specifically, in a series of 7 experiments we demonstrate that women perceive men to be more attractive and sexually desirable when seen on a red background and in red clothing, and we additionally show that status perceptions are responsible for this red effect. The influence of red appears to be specific to women's romantic attraction to men: Red did not influence men's perceptions of other men, nor did it influence women's perceptions of men's overall likability, agreeableness, or extraversion. Participants showed no awareness that the research focused on the influence of color. These findings indicate that color not only has aesthetic value but can carry meaning and impact psychological functioning in subtle, important, and provocative ways. </p> <p><strong>Notes from the research teams</strong></p> <p>Slight modifications were made to the protocols in order to allow for the research project to run efficiently. In this case, participants will be given an envelope containing a white folder with the image of a male. They will be asked to take the white folder out, look at the image for about 5 seconds, place the image back into the folder, and the folder into the envelope. Once completed, the envelope should be placed to the side. Participants will then open the second white folder underneath the envelope and fill out the questionnaire inside it.. Once all tasks have been completed, they will be asked to place all items back inside the envelope. </p> <p><strong>Materials</strong></p> <p>All the materials below have been obtained from the first author (including information on how to conduct the study). </p> <ul> <li>[Information form regarding the study][3]</li> <li>[Information form on how to prepare for a study][4]</li> <li>[Replication notes for Psi Chi][5]</li> <li>[Questionnaire from the study][6]</li> <li>[Script for the study][7]</li> </ul> <p>The videos bellow illustrate the procedure of running participants, by each of the two research groups:</p> <p>Red River: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou479co20ss" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou479co20ss</a></p> <p>Red Flames: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PucmS7uFWx0" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PucmS7uFWx0</a>&feature=em-upload_owner</p>
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