Money priming using Scrambled Sentence Task

This Scrambled Sentence Task manipulation was used by Vohs and colleagues in various papers (e.g. “The psychological consequences of money”, Science, 2006, Vohs, Mead, Goode).

Background

From the Science paper supplement, experiment 1:

Participants completed one of two versions of a descrambling task in which participants read a list of five words and were to rearrange four of the words to create a sensible phrase. In the control condition, all 30 phrases were related to neutral concepts. In the money prime condition, half of the phrases related to the concept of money whereas the remaining pertained to neutral concepts.

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Post-experimental questionnaires indicated that no participants in the money prime condition were aware of the theme of the phrases nor connected the descramble task to the word-stem completion task.

The manipulation

Instructions

Please write one correct sentence using ONLY FOUR of the words in each line.

For example: went earlier she word swimming = she went swimming earlier

Money

  1. you / held / pencil / building /the
  2. received / a / flower / blue / she
  3. I / a / cashed / pen / check
  4. to / she / music / listened / jump
  5. metal / I / wrote / letter / the
  6. has / the / capital / line / he
  7. received / they / large / city / profits
  8. we / later / will / mountain / swim
  9. revenues / our / rising / book / are
  10. is / green / the / sweater / bottom
  11. hundred / bill / one / bottle / dollar
  12. you / coming / are / here / purple
  13. camping / ten / went / girls / book
  14. won / green / the / I / lottery
  15. he / cup / hold / the / very
  16. is / hard / he / win / studying
  17. secure / I / words / financially / am
  18. sky / went / gray / the / is
  19. eyes / she / book / blue / has
  20. we / cup / afford / can / it
  21. again / late / worked / watch / we
  22. the / manages / fire / he / jump
  23. paper / long / going / was / the
  24. is / outside / cold / desk / it
  25. liberally / money / she / paperclip / spends
  26. on / printer / grass / she / walked
  27. he / very / is / night / poor
  28. took / tight / he / a / glass
  29. salary / paying / high / desk / a
  30. opens / he / door / his / top

Control

  1. you / held / pencil / building / the
  2. on / printer / grass / she / walked
  3. took / tight / he / a / glass
  4. to / she / music / listened / jump
  5. metal / I / wrote / letter / the
  6. ski / she / to / wanted / many
  7. opens / he / door / his / top
  8. we / later / will / mountain / swim
  9. is / green / the / sweater / bottom
  10. you / coming / are / here / purple
  11. camping / ten / went / girls / book
  12. loves / she / skirt / silky / her
  13. to / car / need / we / talk
  14. sky / went / gray / the / is
  15. meal / she / the / calendar / ate
  16. again / late / worked / watch / we
  17. gift / he / the / helping / gave
  18. paper / long / going / was / the
  19. is / outside / cold / desk / it
  20. dishes / we / washed / song / the
  21. room / dark / the / city / is
  22. we / coffee / for / went / white
  23. walked / the / keyboard / dog / she
  24. exam / was / the / grass / challenging
  25. up / the / stadium / pick / book
  26. was / fun / outside / party / the
  27. is / making / sun / dinner / who
  28. read / she / paper / the / light
  29. deep / the / water / number / is
  30. volume / turn / the / flower / up

c12 and c13 were changed in order to avoid activation of power

  • previous c12 - is / hard / he / win / studying
  • previous c13 - bill / the / going / sent / we

WIKI Discussion

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