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Power and Vertical Positions in an Organization Chart: A Pre-Registered Replication Report of Study 3a and a Modification of Study 1a, Giessner & Schubert (2007)

Thomas Schubert; Steffen R. Giessner;
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  • Published: 07 Jun 2019 Journal: Collabra (eissn: 2474-7394, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Regents of the University of California
Study 1a of Giessner and Schubert (2007) found a causal effect of vertical spatial cues on power judgments. Recent work showed that this was a false positive (Klein et al., 2018). Here, we test whether another paradigm (i.e., original Study 3a) can be replicated, and develop an adjusted paradigm of original Study 1a to clarify what kind of vertical spatial cues influence power judgments. Our current preregistered Study 1 confirms original Study 3a of Giessner and Schubert (2007). It shows that information about the power of a leader is represented spatially by placing the leader’s box higher in an organigram. Our current Study 2 distinguishes vertical ranks from...
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free text keywords: power; rank, magnitude; embodiment; replication, Embodiment, Power, Rank, Magnitude, Replication, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], rank, magnitude, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990, Organizational chart, Ranking, Spatial difference, Spatial cues, Causal effect, Mathematics, Magnitude (mathematics), Elevation, Statistics
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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