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


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


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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.
Thesaurusschlagwörter meditation
Klassifikation Sozialpsychologie
Freie Schlagwörter (implicit) self-esteem; name letter preference; mindfulness
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2009
Seitenangabe S. 1220-1226
Zeitschriftentitel Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (2009) 6
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2009.05.018
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)