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Priming for self-esteem influences the monitoring of one's own performance.

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Social cues have subtle effects on a person, often without them being aware. One explanation for this influence involves implicit priming of trait associations. To study this effect, we activated implicit associations in participants of 'being Clever' or 'being Stupid' that were task relevant, and studied its behavioural impact on an independent cognitive task (the n-back task). Activating a representation of 'Clever' caused participants to slow their reaction times after errors on the workin...

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10.1093/scan/nsq048

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
417-425
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
URN:
uuid:bfe0a23c-f71a-4f85-acb9-a955f858d1d9
Source identifiers:
60478
Local pid:
pubs:60478

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