Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. , Vol. 30, No. 4, SOME EVIDENCE DONALD G. DUTTON2 AND ARTHUR P. ARON. University of. The suspension bridge experiment was conducted by Donald Dutton and Arthur Aron in , in order to demonstrate a process where people. Short talk about the famous psychological experiment of Douglas Dutton and Arthur Aron in which males passing a high anxiety inducing.

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My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. One of the initial studies looking into this phenomenon conducted by Schachter and Singer [1] was based on the idea that the experience of arousal could be ambiguous and therefore misattributed to an incorrect stimulus.

Dutton and Aron Suspension Bridge Experiment

Passionate love Must come into contact with someone who is an appropriate love object. Aronn had enough time to rest and get duttpn heartbeat and breathing back to normal. Dutton and Aron tested this assumption in the following experiment: The researchers found that males on the suspension bridge who presumably felt more anxious and aroused were eight times as likely to call the female experimenter, compared to those on the sturdy bridge.

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Some evidence for heightened sexual attraction under conditions of high anxiety. Why we choose the lovers we choose. The researchers told participants that they would be 174 to a subliminal noise and were then asked if they could predict how well they would do on two tasks.

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They could earn money for the tasks more money was earned for each anagram unscrambled or each syllable correctly recalled. Fear is not the only emotion that can be a result of duttpn of arousal. After the males crossed the bridge, they were stopped by a female confederate and took a Thematic Apperception Test wherein they had to compose a short story based on an ambiguous image; the image chosen was purposefully 19974 sexual at all.

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We need to belong or connect with others in enduring, close relationships. They ran a field experiment raon two bridges over a river in British Columbia – one, a solid wooden bridge 10 feet above the river, while the other, a suspension bridge feet above the river. Misattribution of arousal can also influence how much confidence one feels before completing a task.

The researchers also found abd emotions in this study, euphoria and anger could be manipulated by providing a participant with a shot of epinephrine. Emotions and Mood Emotions, often called feelings, include experiences such as love, hate, anger, trust, joy, panic, fear, and grief.

Misattribution of arousal

There were no significant differences on either bridge when anv researchers used a male confederate to give the Thematic Apperception Test and his phone number for any further questions about the experiment. Auth with social network: The experimenter was female for half of the participants and male for the others. Thus, arousal due to fear of getting a strong shock was attributed to the attraction of a female person. Dutton and Aron wondered if the participants were more likely to call the woman because they were physically attracted to her or not.

Dutton and Aron Social Comparison and Emotion Schachter – fear and affiliation studies social comparison is sought with similar others; shared fate.

Misattribution of arousal – Wikipedia

This time, they manipulated arousal levels by dutgon participants to believe they were either going to receive a strong electrical shock or a mild one. This page was last edited on 11 Mayat Views Read Edit View history. We think you have liked this presentation. Therefore, Dutton and Aron had the woman survey the men under two conditions: In the other condition, the woman had approached the men after they had crossed the bridge.

In contrast, expecting that another person will get a strong versus weak shock aeon not influence attraction ratings. They conducted two experiments with 89 female undergraduates to show that misattribution procedures can alter physiological response to a conditioned source of a fear or arousal.

For example, when actually experiencing physiological responses related to fearpeople mislabel those responses as romantic arousal. The researchers had participants attribute their arousal to noises that they heard, which resulted in those participants feeling more confident that they did well on the tasks than those that attributed their arousal to the performance anxiety from the task. The confederate played basketball with pieces of balled up scrap paper while in the euphoric state or had to take a questionnaire and became very angry with the personal questions in the anger state.


The participants then were observed to see if they appeared to be angry or euphoric and took a self-reported survey about their mood. The Effect of Arousal on Attraction: Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. As the men finished the survey, the woman explained she would be available to answer znd questions regarding her project, giving her phone number and name to the male subjects.

The participants were then asked to view a video of a female confederate either manipulated to be attractive or unattractive.

One of the earlier studies that focused on misattribution of arousal was done by Schachter and Singer in Methods and Design by Goodwin. A response-facilitation alternative to misattribution and negative-reinforcement models”. Currently, there are no.

The results suggested that self perception and attribution play a major role in emotional response. The experiment confirmed the researcher’s hypothesis that individuals in a neutral aroused state were more likely to rate a target as attractive than an unaroused individual.

The two-factor theory of love is derived from a broader two-factor theory of emotion, proposed by Stanley Schachter and Jerome Singer in Based on the meaning maintenance model Heine et al. They found that if someone was duttton aroused without being aware of it, they would attribute their arousal to a recent thought in their memory.

Retrieved from ” https: We need to belong or connect. The two-factor theory of emotion by Schachter and Singer makes the following prediction: