Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Pulling your self together : meditation promotes congruence between implicit and explicit self-esteem

[journal article]

Koole, Sander L.; Govorun, Olesya; Cheng, Clara Michelle; Gallucci, Marcello

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(679 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-309733

Further Details
Abstract Self-reported or explicit self-esteem frequently conflicts with indirectly assessed, implicit self-esteem. The present research investigated whether meditation may reduce such inner conflicts by promoting congruence between implicit and explicit self-esteem. Relative to control conditions, meditation led to greater congruence between explicit self-esteem, assessed via self-report, and implicit self-esteem, indicated by name letter preference (Studies 1 and 2). Low implicit self-esteem was further associated with a slow-down of explicit self-evaluation (Study 2), an effect that mediated the greater congruence between implicit and explicit self-esteem in the meditation condition. These results suggest that meditation encourages people to rely more on intuitive feelings of self-worth.
Keywords meditation
Classification Social Psychology
Free Keywords (implicit) self-esteem; name letter preference; mindfulness
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 1220-1226
Journal Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (2009) 6
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2009.05.018
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)