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The Effect of Black and White Visual Contrast on Moral Judgement
The present experiment investigated the effect of black and white visual contrast on moral judgement. Participants were presented with a short text on a moral dilemma with either a black and white checkered border or a neutral gray border and were then asked to respond to a question about whether the action taken by the protagonist of the story was morally right or wrong on a 9-point scale. It was hypothesized that those in the black and white condition would record responses that deviated farther from the central score of 5 on the 9-point scale; however, the results did not support this hypothesis. The results are discussed in terms of why statistical significance was not found.
Supervising Instructor & Course Number: Judy Caldwell, Psyc 201 (“Research Methods”)