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ERIC Number: ED182635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Self-Disclosure Under Conditions of Self-Awareness.
Archer, Richard L.; And Others
Predictions that the assignment of intimate topics for self-disclosure in the presence of self-awareness-producing stimuli would lead to negative affect and attempts to avoid self-awareness, rather than a positive, cathartic experience, were investigated by conducting an experiment in which male and female subjects described themselves while alone in a cubicle. Self-awareness was manipulated by the presence or absence of a mirror within the cubicle and subjects were assigned either intimate or non-intimate topics. As expected, subjects in the mirror-high-intimacy condition enjoyed the task the least and evinced the highest average latencies in responding to the topics. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Avoidance
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)