In the article, Implicit race attitudes predict trustworthiness judgments and economic trust decisions, I believe that the hypothesis is that they are trying to figure out if, implicit and explicit on how would people react or whom would they trust the most based on the race of the other person.
I think this is the hypothesis because when making the Trust Game, one study showed explicit evaluation while the second study portrayed implicit decision. They believe that the results will portray a difference between the groups. 2.
The research design for this study is experimental because the study has manipulated variables and it has control groups. The study examines a few people to collect the right amount of data results and it seems to be strong in internal validity because it shows a causal relationship of the study and it shows how the results are different or changed. It shows the trustworthiness result of the people. 3.
The validity that “the Trust Game” attempts to improve in this study is ecological validity because it has the lacks the connection from the real-world. I felt that it was not that successful because study 1 only captured the evaluations rather than the attitude and this is why they had to do another study as they mention at the end of the study. Instead of continuing their hypothesis they ended up doing two studies. While study 2 contented more information with the real-world because it measured the behavioral economics of the participates.
4. The first result of the study was that – we show more trust in members who we know more and whom we can rely more upon on. Well, this result I believe is more natural – meaning that this outcome is true since this happens to us or we do it to others on a daily basis. We trust people whom we have a pre-relationship with already and who could do the task you ask them to do. The second result of the study was that – they found out that 80% of the participants were pro-white while only a small number of the members were pro-black.
This conclusion in real life is also true because a lot of people tend to rely more on whites than blacks.