ERIC Number: ED205855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Favorable Self-Referent Judgments Are Made Faster Than Non-Favorable Ones.
Breckler, Steven J.; Greenwald, Anthony G.
Judgments that favorably set an individual apart from others tend to be made more rapidly, suggesting that the self-concept is both an effective and a cognitive entity. Subjects rated the self-applicability of traits on a 100-point scale. As in other studies using dichotomous judgements, judgement speed increased with increasing self-applicability of traits. Independently, judgements that favorably set the subject apart were made rapidly. Overall, recognition accuracy was appropriate for traits previously judged. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychologial Association (53rd, Detroit, MI, April 30-May 2, 1981). Best copy available.