Has any priming study ever been successfully replicated by an independent 3rd-party?
I found the recent Giolla et al (2022) paper compelling: [PDF] psyarxiv.com Basically their finding is that priming studies will only replicate if the original author is involved. 🤨 If they can’t be replicated, then should we keep publishing them in marketing journals? or not?
I was pointed to Many Labs 3 which replicated “metaphoric restructuring” but some are calling it an anchoring/framing study rather than a priming study. It’s the idea that you can use spatial imagery to train people to conceptualize time differently. https://osf.io/ct89g/
Does this depend on how tightly we define priming? A very broad definition is ‘a phenomenon whereby exposure to one stimulus influences a response to a subsequent stimulus’. Using this definition, studies which show exposure to background music influence walking speed could be conceptualised as priming, and I’m sure I’ve seen lots of replications. However, if we define priming as a memory effect, caused by spreading activation this would rule out any music tempo effects (and I can’t think of any successful replications)