Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Donald R. Shupe
Third Committee Member
This study examined the effects of experimenter motivation upon the experimenter bias effect on a person perception task. It was hypothesized that the experimenter bias effect would decrease as reward and threat of punishment increased.
Thirty-five experimenters were randomly assigned to five treatment groups including a control group, two reward groups, and two punishment conditions. Each experimenter administered the photo task to two subjects. The results failed to support the experimental hypotheses.
Gray, Leslie Marie Slade, "Experimenter Bias Effect at Varying Levels of Motivation" (1972). All Master's Theses. 1857.