Term of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Name

Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Creative Commons License
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Department of Psychology

Committee Chair

Nicholas Holtzman

Committee Member 1

Amy Hackney

Committee Member 2

Michael Nielsen


Drama is a type of performative, interpersonal conflict where traditional victim/aggressor dynamics seen in most types of bullying does not always appear. Different personalities display different types of drama, which may have different levels of usefulness across development. I am interested in discovering whether the level of target social status changes for different drama types across the lifespan. This interaction between target social status and drama type was analyzed by a 2 x 3 design with an expected 2 x 2 interaction. Overall, there were non-significant main effects and a non-significant interaction in the 2 x 3 between subjects ANOVA. Because of this, a 2 x 2 ANOVA was not conducted, as this would be insignificant as well. It should be noted that there was a lack of participants and therefore, power was not reached. It is difficult to draw conclusions based on this study, however, data collection is still active, so that conclusions may be formed in later analyses.

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