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In this study the authors determined that priming participants withmoney-making and casual-sex seeking behaviors led participants to expendmore time and effort in seeking those goals Participants did notconsciously realize they had been primed and participants in thecasual-sex goal only offered more help when the target of their help wasfemale It is unclear whether this study will be of use to us as wearent priming our participants for competitive behavior with stories inthe same way that this study did This study does discuss subjectsunconsciously modified their behavior which relates to our hypothesisabout unconscious competition Our confederates may unconsciouslyencourage competitive behavior just by following our subjects and oursubjects may perceive that the confederates goal is to get to the end ofthe hallway--and then try to beat the confederate thereAarts H Gollwitzer P Hassin R 2004 Goal ContagionPerceiving Is for Pursuing Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology 871 23-37In this study authors discovered that priming rude polite or neutralbehavior changed participantt behavior towards the experimenter--but notparticipants opinions about how polite or rude the experimenter was This article discusses priming effects and may be partially relevant toour research because our hallway following activity mayunconsciously prime participants into feeling competitive with theconfederateBargh J Chen M Burrows L 1996 Automaticity of SocialBehavior Direct Effects of Trait Construct and Stereotype Activation onAction Journal of Personality and Social Psychology712 230-244This article demonstrates several hypotheses which directly support ournew experiment The author showed that individuals will adjust their opinions and activities to be in line with objective evaluation of thecorrectness of those opinions and activities People will competeonly against those who they perceive as close to them in ability oropinion too much divergence allows people to classify others as toodifferent and therefore not worth competing against This relates toour research because we can test whether goal projection occurs morewhen participants view the competitor as a member of an in-group or anout-groupFestinger L 1954
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