Sex and level of mediator abstractness as variables in mediate association

Research paper by Ted Christiansen

Indexed on: 05 Nov '13Published on: 05 Nov '13Published in: Psychonomic science


Male and female groups were compared on mixed list chaining paradigms where B terms were concrete or abstract nouns and A-C terms were nonsense syllables. An analysis of the data showed no significant mediation differences for male Ss assigned to concrete as compared to male Ss assigned to abstract mediation treatment; nor for female Ss similarly compared. Insignificant mediation differences also were found when male and female Ss were compared, regardless of the type of mediator employed in the paradigm.