McCulloch, Kathleen Cameron and Ferguson, Melissa J. and Kawada, Christie C. K. and Bargh, John A. (2008) Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44 (3). pp. 614-623. ISSN 0022-1031Full text not available from this repository.
In this article, we analyzed the information processing that underlies nonconscious impression formation. In the first experiment, the nonconscious activation of the impression formation goal led to a faster analysis of the trait implications of behaviors, compared with a control group. In Experiment 2, participants who were nonconsciously primed with an impression formation goal were more likely than those in a control condition to form associations in memory between behaviors and implied traits. In Experiment 3, nonconsciously primed participants were more sensitive than those in a control condition to whether inconsistent trait information was relevant or irrelevant to the actor's disposition. Moreover, in Experiments 2 and 3, those with a nonconscious goal showed just as much evidence of impression formation as those who were consciously and intentionally trying to form an impression. Implications for nonconscious goal-pursuit and impression formation are discussed. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Social Psychology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Nonconscious goal-pursuit ; Automaticity ; Impression formation ; Person perception ; Spontaneous trait inference|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||21 Aug 2012 11:17|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 17:49|
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