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Race Effects on Ebay

Posted by The Situationist Staff on October 24, 2011

Ian Ayres, Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji, and Christine Jolls recently posted their paper, titled “Race Effects on Ebay” on SSRN.  Here’s the abstract.

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We investigate the impact of seller race in a field experiment involving baseball card auctions on eBay. Photographs showed the cards held by either a dark-skinned/African-American hand or a light-skinned/Caucasian hand. Cards held by African-American sellers sold for approximately 20% ($0.90) less than cards held by Caucasian sellers, and the race effect was more pronounced in sales of minority player cards. Our evidence of race differentials is important because the on-line environment is well controlled (with the absence of confounding tester effects) and because the results show that race effects can persist in a thick real-world market such as eBay.

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Download the paper for free here.

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Online Law and Mind Experiments

Posted by The Situationist Staff on October 14, 2011

The Latest Online Study Clearinghouse Experiment

The following experiment was just posted on our Law and Mind Science Online Study Clearinghouse, a repository for web studies pertaining to law and mind sciences.

Human Reasoning

A short study on human reasoning (approximately 5 minutes).

“Planet Xenon only recently developed a transport system, and hence there have only been 20 transport policies implemented to date. . . .”

Go to: lawmind.law.harvard.edu

 

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Online Law and Mind Experiments

Posted by The Situationist Staff on June 15, 2011

The Latest Online Study Clearinghouse Experiment

The following experiment was just posted on our Law and Mind Science Online Study Clearinghouse, a repository for web studies pertaining to law and mind sciences.

Self and Social Judgment

Participants will provide information about events that have happened to them in their lives. In addition, participants will answer questions about their opinions on, and judgments about, social policy issues. It should take participants approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey.

Go to: lawmind.law.harvard.edu

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Online Law and Mind Experiments

Posted by The Situationist Staff on March 8, 2011

The Latest Online Study Clearinghouse Experiments

Over the last week, the following experiments have been posted on our new Law and Mind Science Online Study Clearinghouse, a repository for web studies pertaining to law and mind sciences.

Judgments of Interrogation Techniques

The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of mortality salience on experimental subjects’ judgments of the acceptability of torture, and specifically to determine if there is a greater acceptance of the use of torture on non-American prisoners relative to American prisoners.

Personality, Emotions, and Politics

Researchers from the University of New Mexico psychology department are conducting a study examining how personality relates to things like political attitudes and emotional reactions to common situations (like finding out that someone has forged a signature, or being romantically approached by someone you are not interested in). The study involves answering a series of questions online. The survey takes less than ten minutes to complete, and many people will finish in about five minutes. You must be at least 18 years old to complete the survey.

Amber Alert Research

Request for participants: The Psychology and Law Lab at University of Arkansas is seeking individuals from the public to participate in a brief online survey evaluating public perception of the Amber Alert system. Participation in this study will take less than fifteen minutes, and the entire study can be completed online. Your participation and responses will be anonymous.

Social Attitudes and the Punishment of Criminal Offenders

This study is concerned with the attitudes people hold about the punishment of criminal offenders. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete

The relationship between risk-taking and on campus crime

This study aims to investigate the relationship between risk-taking and being the victims of various on-campus crimes.

Current Attitudes of the Criminal Justice System

This short questionnaire examines participants’ views about the criminal justice system and how well it achieves its foundational goals.

Have You Been Questioned for Jury Duty Within the Last Year?

This study was designed to explore how people view the voir dire process.

Go to: lawmind.law.harvard.edu

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PLMS Launches Online Experiment Clearinghouse Website

Posted by The Situationist Staff on February 24, 2011

The Online Study Clearinghouse

PLMS is proud to introduce the Law and Mind Science Online Study Clearinghouse, a repository for web studies pertaining to law and mind sciences. Located at lawmind.law.harvard.edu, the site is intended to provide a user-friendly way for researchers and those interested in the field to post and take web-based studies, and to allow aspiring researchers to use our past studies database to help design their own research. Researchers who post their studies with the Clearinghouse will also have the option of being featured on The Situationist, PLMS’s popular blog. Please join PLMS in using this exciting new tool to further the interdisciplinary study of law and mind sciences.

lawmind.law.harvard.edu

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Can You Remember?

Posted by The Situationist Staff on January 14, 2011

Social scientists sometimes distinguish between two general types of thinking – quantitative and qualitative. This web-based experiment is focused on memory and, more specifically, how making qualitative judgments influences quantitative memory.  To participate in the ten-minute survey, click here.

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Gearing Up for the Launch! Be a Participant!

Posted by Adam Benforado on January 10, 2011

As we mentioned recently, the Project on Law and Mind Sciences is currently in the final stages of designing an online study clearinghouse where researchers can post studies and find participants, and interested members of the public can, well, participate!

We believe that this will be a great new resource for all those interested in the broad Situationist endeavor.

In gearing up for the launch, here is a link to a new experiment that I’m running along with two researchers at Cambridge aimed at better understanding how people process information.

Participate today!  Here!

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