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Acta Psychol (Amst). 2015 May;157:23-9. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.01.008. Epub 2015 Feb 19.

Perceptual effects of linguistic category priming: the Stapel and Semin (2007) paradigm revisited in twelve experiments.

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1
VU University, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam 1081 HV, The Netherlands; Utrecht University, Campusplein 1, Utrecht 3584 ED, The Netherlands. Electronic address: h.ijzerman@gmail.com.
2
VU University, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam 1081 HV, The Netherlands. Electronic address: nina@regenberg.org.
3
VU University, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam 1081 HV, The Netherlands. Electronic address: justin.saddlemyer@kuleuven.be.
4
VU University, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam 1081 HV, The Netherlands. Electronic address: s.l.koole@vu.nl.

Abstract

Linguistic category priming is a novel paradigm to examine automatic influences of language on cognition (Semin, 2008). An initial article reported that priming abstract linguistic categories (adjectives) led to more global perceptual processing, whereas priming concrete linguistic categories (verbs) led to more local perceptual processing (Stapel & Semin, 2007). However, this report was compromised by data fabrication by the first author, so that it remains unclear whether or not linguistic category priming influences perceptual processing. To fill this gap in the literature, the present article reports 12 studies among Dutch and US samples examining the perceptual effects of linguistic category priming. The results yielded no evidence of linguistic category priming effects. These findings are discussed in relation to other research showing cultural variations in linguistic category priming effects (IJzerman, Saddlemyer, & Koole, 2014). The authors conclude by highlighting the importance of conducting and publishing replication research for achieving scientific progress.

KEYWORDS:

Data fraud; Linguistic Category Model; Linguistic relativity; Priming; Referential; Replication

PMID:
25703607
DOI:
10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.01.008
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