Non-affective cues influence problem solving. (#178)

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Marta Wronska, Beata Blazejewicz, Supervision: Wieslaw Baryla, PhD. Non-affective cues influence problem solving.. (2014, March 09). Retrieved 10:33, May 22, 2017 from http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MTc4

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"Non-affective cues influence problem solving." Marta Wronska, Beata Blazejewicz, Supervision: Wieslaw Baryla, PhD. 09 Mar 2014 10:18 22 May 2017, 10:33 <http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MTc4>

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'Non-affective cues influence problem solving.', Marta Wronska, Beata Blazejewicz, Supervision: Wieslaw Baryla, PhD, , 09 March 2014 10:18 <http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MTc4> [accessed 22 May 2017]

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"Non-affective cues influence problem solving.", Marta Wronska, Beata Blazejewicz, Supervision: Wieslaw Baryla, PhD, , http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MTc4 (accessed May 22, 2017)

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Non-affective cues influence problem solving. [Internet]. Marta Wronska, Beata Blazejewicz, Supervision: Wieslaw Baryla, PhD; 2014 Mar 09, 10:18 [cited 2017 May 22]. Available from: http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MTc4

Reference to Original Report of Finding Friedman, R. S., & Forster, J. (2002). The influence of approach and avoidance motor actions on creative cognition. Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 38(1), 41-55. doi:10.1006/jesp.2001.1488
Title Non-affective cues influence problem solving.
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. Experiment 1
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Brief Statement of Original Result Participants who engaged in arm flexion demonstrated better insight problem-solving performance than did those who engaged in arm extension.
Type of Replication Attempted Highly Direct Replication
Result Type Failure to Replicate
Difference? Opposite Direction, .064
Number of Subjects 81
Number of Subjects in Original Study 30
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2013
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Marta Wronska, Beata Blazejewicz, Supervision: Wieslaw Baryla, PhD
Detailed Description of Method/Results We made a direct translation to Polish of all the materials in the study, including cover story, instructions for problem-solving tasks and control questions. Firstly, we translated the study independently. Afterwards, we compared two versions and agreed by discussion on the final version.

Participants were collected from the university corridors. Experiment was held in one of the classes. Subjects were randomly assigned to arm flexion and arm extension condition. The procedure was held exactly as in the original study.

The total time of problem-solving was used as dependent variable, with shorter time indicating higher problem-solving ability. We conducted a regression analysis using total solution time as a dependent variable and entering motor action (arm flexion vs extension) as a predictor. Our results show that participants who engaged in arm flexion demonstrated slightly worse insight problem-solving performance (M = 747, SD = 290) than did those who engaged in arm extension (M = 618, SD = 298). This results achieved a statistical trend (p = .064).

Our results demonstrate a small effect size (d = 0.18). Confidence intervals (95% CI ( - 0.26, 0.62)) overlap with those of original study (d= - .95, 95% CI ( - 1.71, - 0.18)), which gives us no reason to conclude that the results are not replicated.
Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
No
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
Beata Blazejewicz ran the subjects. Marta Wronska and Wieslaw Baryla analyzed the data.
Location of ProjectUniversity of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland, Faculty in Sopot
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
University students from subject pool
61 women and 20 men, age: M = 25.72, SD = 6.67. Students were offered credit points for participation.
Where did these subjects reside?Poland
Was this a Class Project?Yes
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information Original: *b* = - 42.67; *F*(1, 27) = 6.48, *p* < .02; *d*= - .95, 95% CI ( - 1.71, - 0.18)
Replication: *b* = 124.00; *F*(1, 78) = 3.53, *p* = .064; *d* = 0.18, 95% CI ( - 0.26, 0.62)
I have complied with ethical standards for experimentation on human beings and, if necessary, have obtained appropriate permission from an Institutional Review Board or other oversight group.
TAG: Attention TAG: JDM TAG: Language TAG: Learning TAG: Memory TAG: Perception TAG: Performance TAG: Problem Solving TAG: Social Cognition TAG: Social Psychology TAG: Thinking

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