Weighty data: importance information influences estimated weight of digital information storage devices

Iris Schneider , Michał Parzuchowski , Bogdan Wojciszke , Norbert Schwarz , Sander Koole

Abstract

Previous work suggests that perceived importance of an object influences estimates of its weight. Specifically, important books were estimated to be heavier than non-important books. However, the experimental set-up of these studies may have suffered from a potential confound and findings may be confined to books only. Addressing this, we investigate the effect of importance on weight estimates by examining whether the importance of information stored on a data storage device (USB-stick or portable hard drive) can alter weight estimates. Results show that people thinking a USB-stick holds important tax information (vs. expired tax information vs. no information) estimate it to be heavier (Experiment 1) compared to people who do not. Similarly, people who are told a portable hard drive holds personally relevant information (vs. irrelevant), also estimate the drive to be heavier (Experiments 2A,B).
Author Iris Schneider
Iris Schneider,,
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, Michał Parzuchowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Michał Parzuchowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Bogdan Wojciszke (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Bogdan Wojciszke,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
, Norbert Schwarz
Norbert Schwarz,,
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, Sander Koole
Sander Koole,,
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Journal seriesFrontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2015
Vol5
Pages1-7
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
DOIDOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01536
URL http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01536/pdf
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.942; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 2.463 (2) - 2015=2.885 (5)
Citation count*22 (2020-10-25)
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