One hundred and twenty seven participants participated in the present study. The participants were recruited through email, telephone, and or a personal request. The majority of the participants were friends and family members of the students of a research methods class at Florida International University. The participant’s age ranged from 17 to 72 (M=27, SD=11). Sixty participants were females (47.2%) and sixty-seven participants were males (52.8%). One participant did not provide their age.
Materials and Participants
Participants responded to an online survey called Qualtrics. Participants also completed demographics questions including gender, age, and ethnicity. Participants also provided responses to questionnaires. Participants responded to one of two dependent variables post quiz self-assessments of intelligence, and self-confidence rating scales. The post-self assessment was used to understand the participant’s individualized perception of his or her own intelligence. The quiz included certain mathematical problems in which may or may not be correct and some reading comprehension to basically try to Asses an intelligence rating score. The self-confidence rating scale was trying to visualize the difference in perception of participants before and after quiz. The self-confidence rating score was basically used for priming.
Students in Dr. Winter’s research methods class carried out the study during the fall semester, 2013. The participants first read an informed consent before actually starting the questioner informing the participants that they can stop or choose to not participate in the study at any point during or after the study. The study began with certain questions such as the participants gender, age, ethnicity, and if they were currently enrolled at the...