Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 80–82 | Cite as

Effects of positive and negative requests on compliance following transgression

  • David L. Mcmillen
  • Jerry A. Jackson
  • James B. Austin


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Mcmillen
    • 1
  • Jerry A. Jackson
    • 1
  • James B. Austin
    • 1
  1. 1.Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State

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