Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 80–82

Effects of positive and negative requests on compliance following transgression


  • David L. Mcmillen
    • Mississippi State University
  • Jerry A. Jackson
    • Mississippi State University
  • James B. Austin
    • Mississippi State University

DOI: 10.3758/BF03333403

Cite this article as:
Mcmillen, D.L., Jackson, J.A. & Austin, J.B. Bull. Psychon. Soc. (1974) 3: 80. doi:10.3758/BF03333403


Fifty Ss were assigned randomly to four cells of a 2 by 2 factorial design. Half the Ss were induced to transgress by cheating on a multiple-choice psychology test, while half the Ss did not transgress. Following the transgression manipulation, 28 of the Ss from each of the above conditions were asked to circulate a petition

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