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The Mirror and I : when private opinions are in conflict with public norms


Wiekens, Carina J.; Stapel, Diederik A.


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Abstract In two studies it is demonstrated that two self-saliency manipulations, often used interchangeably, can have profoundly different consequences. Whereas self-activation increased stereotyping in highly prejudiced participants, a mirror decreased stereotyping. Results show that this difference can be ascribed to the activation of specific self-aspects. Whereas a mirror increased both private and public self-awareness (and, hence, awareness of the social norm that stereotyping is bad), self-activation increased private self-awareness exclusively (and, hence, awareness of privately held negative stereotypes). The implications of these findings for the relation between self-awareness and conformity to social norms are discussed.
Klassifikation Sozialpsychologie
Freie Schlagwörter Public self-awareness; Private self-awareness; Mirror; Self-activation; Normative behavior; Stereotyping
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 1160-1166
Zeitschriftentitel Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44 (2008) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.02.005
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)