Distance Perception Unaffected by State of Thirst (#262)

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Maryellen Doino, Allison M. Santoro, Kiersten M. Yeisley, Jonathon J. Hoyt, Bryan R. Burnham. . Distance Perception Unaffected by State of Thirst. (2017, May 09). Retrieved 09:33, July 22, 2017 from http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MjYy

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"Distance Perception Unaffected by State of Thirst" Maryellen Doino, Allison M. Santoro, Kiersten M. Yeisley, Jonathon J. Hoyt, Bryan R. Burnham. . 09 May 2017 12:50 22 Jul 2017, 09:33 <http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MjYy>

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Distance Perception Unaffected by State of Thirst [Internet]. Maryellen Doino, Allison M. Santoro, Kiersten M. Yeisley, Jonathon J. Hoyt, Bryan R. Burnham. ; 2017 May 09, 12:50 [cited 2017 Jul 22]. Available from: http://www.PsychFileDrawer.org/replication.php?attempt=MjYy

Reference to Original Report of Finding Balcetis, E., & Dunning, D. (2010). Wishful Seeing: More Desired Objects Are Seen as Closer. Association for Psychological Science, 21(1), 147-152.
Title Distance Perception Unaffected by State of Thirst
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. Study 1
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Brief Statement of Original Result Distance perception estimates found that participants in the thirsty condition perceived the water bottle as closer than those in the quenched condition.
Type of Replication Attempted Highly Direct Replication
Result Type Failure to Replicate
Difference? No
Number of Subjects 40
Number of Subjects in Original Study 90
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2017
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Maryellen Doino, Allison M. Santoro, Kiersten M. Yeisley, Jonathon J. Hoyt, Bryan R. Burnham.
Detailed Description of Method/Results Participants either ate pretzels equal to 40% of their daily sodium intake (thirsty condition) or drank between 8 and 32 ounces of water (quenched condition). After consumption, participants answered survey questions including: how long it had been since they last drank a beverage, how thirsty they were on a scale of one to seven, how appealing the water bottle looked on a scale of one to seven, and how far they thought the water bottle was from them. The rating scale was set where one equalled least thirst/appeal and seven equalled greatest thirst/highest appeal. Participants were seated at a 5-foot long table that was directly across from a water bottle positioned 36 inches away from them. They were told to sit close, but comfortably to ensure that distance perception was as accurate as possible. A one inch piece of tape was on the table for reference for when participants estimated the distance between them and the bottle of water.
It was hypothesized that a bottle of water would appear closer to individuals who were thirsty (thirsty condition) than those who were not thirsty (quenched condition).

An independent groups t-test was used to examine how long it had been since participant’s last drink, how thirsty the participants were, how desirable a bottle of water appeared and the estimate participants gave on the distance between them and the water bottle. Participants in the thirsty and quenched conditions did not differ in how long it had been since they last drank, t(38) = 1.772, SE = 23.706, p = 0.084. Participants who ate pretzels experienced more thirst (M = 5.35) than participants that drank water (M = 2.30), t(38) = -8.186, SE = 0.3726, p < 0.001. These results showed that the manipulation did work.

The difference in the desirability of the water bottle in the thirsty condition (M = 6.150) and the quenched condition (M = 3.150) was statistically significant t(38) = -6.660, SE = 0.4504, p < 0.001. The difference in estimated distance between the thirsty condition (M = 35.8, SD = 10.79) and the quenched condition (M = 35.36, SD = 7.86) was statistically non significant t(38) = -0.145, SE = 2.986, p = 0.885, d = 0.0466, (Power = 0.0523).

Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
None.
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
Undergraduate college students in a Research Methods of Behavioral Sciences Laboratory course.
Location of ProjectThe study was conducted in room 204 of Alumni Memorial Hall at The University of Scranton.
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
University students from subject pool
Where did these subjects reside?United States
Was this a Class Project?No
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information
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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