The “Elderly-related Words Provoke Slow Walking” Experiment

It showed that people walked away from the lab in a slow way when exposed to words about old age. This result suggest that our minds are more open to influence than we realize.

But in 2012,  there was a failed replication of the study.  Although those who attempted the replication lacked necessary research skills. This was one of the factors that caused arguments.


Bargh, J. A., Chen, M., & Burrows, L. (1996). Automaticity of social behavior: Direct effects of trait construct and stereotype activation on action. Journal of personality and social psychology, 71(2), 230.

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