Perceptual Effects of Linguistic Category Priming: The Stapel and Semin (2007) Paradigm Revisited in Twelve Experiments

23 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013 Last revised: 2 Nov 2019

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Hans IJzerman

Université Grenoble Alpes

Nina Regenberg

VU University Amsterdam

Justin Saddlemyer

KU Leuven

Sander Koole

VU University Amsterdam

Date Written: August 1, 2013

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, and so 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, 2014a). The authors conclude by highlighting the importance of conducting and publishing replication research for achieving scientific progress.

Keywords: language, cognition, category priming, social psychology, replications

Suggested Citation

IJzerman, Hans and Regenberg, Nina and Saddlemyer, Justin and Koole, Sander, Perceptual Effects of Linguistic Category Priming: The Stapel and Semin (2007) Paradigm Revisited in Twelve Experiments (August 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304671 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2304671

Hans IJzerman (Contact Author)

Université Grenoble Alpes ( email )

Grenoble
France

Nina Regenberg

VU University Amsterdam ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

Justin Saddlemyer

KU Leuven ( email )

Oude Markt 13
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

Sander Koole

VU University Amsterdam ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

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