Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Matthew P. Winslow

Second Advisor

Jonathan S. Gore

Third Advisor

Richard Osbaldiston


Todd et al., (2011) found support for the hypothesis that participants primed with a difference mind-set were more likely to spontaneously adopt an other-oriented visual perspective than participants primed with a similarity mind-set or participants in a control condition. The current study was an attempt to directly replicate this finding using American and German samples collected via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The project utilized the ‘Replication Recipe’ (Brandt et. al, 2014) to facilitate the replication process and set the conditions necessary for replication access. The replication was deemed inconclusive; possible explanations are discussed.