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Chelsea Brown, Timothy Dodds, Grant Hutton, Amethyst Lau, Alissa Simonelli, Mohammed Truitt, Bryan Burnham. . Red on Perceived Attractiveness of Men. (2016, May 10). Retrieved 08:31, March 25, 2017 from http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MjUw

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Reference to Original Report of Finding Hesslinger, V. M., Goldbach, L., & Carbon, C.-C.(2015). Men in red: A Reexamination of the red-attractiveness effect. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22,1142-1148.
Title Red on Perceived Attractiveness of Men
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. Experiement 1
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Brief Statement of Original Result Subjects viewed a photo of a many with a red or white background and rated his attractiveness. Hesslinger et al (2015) found no difference in perceived attractiveness between the red and white background conditions.
Type of Replication Attempted Highly Direct Replication
Result Type Successful Replication
Difference? Opposite Direction, .059
Number of Subjects 125
Number of Subjects in Original Study 89
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2016
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Chelsea Brown, Timothy Dodds, Grant Hutton, Amethyst Lau, Alissa Simonelli, Mohammed Truitt, Bryan Burnham.
Detailed Description of Method/Results A power analysis based on the effect size of the original experiment (d=.345) indicated we would need at least n = 161 subjects to detect an effect of that size with Power (1-Beta) = .80 and alpha = .05.

Participants who were entering the first floor of the Denaples Center at the University of Scranton were approached by one of the researchers. The students were randomly assigned to assess the attractiveness of a picture of a man on a white background or a red background. Participants observed the picture for six seconds and then proceeded to fill out the surveys on the back of the picture handed to them. There were three questions that rated the attractiveness of the man in the picture, on a scale of 1 (not at all) to 9 (very much). An independent group t-test to examine the average differences in perceived attractiveness of men on a red versus white background. The average difference in attractiveness between the white background (M = 5.27, SD = 1.71) and the red background (M = 4.69, SD = 1.67) conditions was not statistically significant t(122) = 1.906, SE = 0.303, p = 0.059 (two-tailed), d = 0.345. The experiment replicated the non-significant difference between the conditions, but there was an opposite difference between the red and white background that Hesslinger found.
Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
We conducted the study in a different environment and approached the subjects in a different manner before they were given the survey. Hesslinger et al. (2015) tested subjects in a group setting in a closed enviorment while we tested subjects individually at a public location.
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
Chelsea Brown, Timothy Dodds, Grant Hutton, Amethyst Lau, Alissa Simonelli, Mohammed Truit
Location of ProjectThe DeNaples Center, The University of Scranton
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
Other
College-age students from around campus
Where did these subjects reside?Unspecified
Was this a Class Project?Yes
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information In the original study, there was a small difference in perceived attractiveness between the red background (M = 5.71, SD = 0.70) and the white background (M = 5.39, SD = 1.53) conditions, but it was not statistically significant, t(87) = 0.92, p = 0.360. In the replication study, there again was a difference in perceived attractiveness, but in the opposite direction of reverse order between the white background (M = 5.27, SD = 1.71) and the red background (M = 4.69, SD = 1.67) but not statistically significant, t(122) = 1.906, SE = 0.303, p = 0.059 (two-tailed), d = 0.345.
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.
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