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Presentation and validation of the Radboud Faces Database
Many research fields concerned with the processing of information contained in human faces would benefit from face stimulus sets in which specific facial characteristics are systematically varied
What's in a name: implicit self-esteem and the automatic self.
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Findings support the notion that implicit self-esteem phenomena are driven by self-evaluations that are activated automatically and without conscious self-reflection.
Literal and symbolic immortality: the effect of evidence of literal immortality on self-esteem striving in response to mortality salience.
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Three studies investigated the effect of encouraging participants to believe in an afterlife on the relationship between mortality salience and self-esteem striving, which led to increased accuracy ratings of a positive personality description and increased striving for and defense of values among participants who read the essay arguing against an afterlife.
Mimicry and Prosocial Behavior
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The results suggest that the effects of mimicry are not simply due to increased liking for the mimicker, but are due toincreased prosocial orientation in general.
Habit versus planned behaviour: a field experiment.
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The results demonstrate that, although external incentives may increase the enactment of intentions, habits set boundary conditions for the applicability of the theory of planned behaviour.
Ethnic Out-Group Faces Are Biased in the Prejudiced Mind
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It is proposed that prejudice also biases the way people conceptualize the facial appearance of out-group members, and highly prejudiced people also have more negatively stereotyped mental representations of faces of people in the out-groups.
It takes two to mimic: behavioral consequences of self-construals.
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The present studies demonstrated the moderation of self-construal orientation on mimicry, and found that independent self- construals produced less nonconscious mimicry than interdependent self-Construals.
When stereotypes get in the way: stereotypes obstruct stereotype-inconsistent trait inferences.
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Results of a series of 5 experiments suggest that specific spontaneous trait inferences become obstructed by inhibitory processes when behavior is inconsistent with an already activated stereotype.
The relation between perception and behavior, or how to win a game of trivial pursuit.
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Results of the experiments revealed that prolonged priming leads to more pronounced behavioral effects and that there is no sign of decay of the effects for at least 15 min.
The influence of permeability of group boundaries and stability of group status on strategies of individual mobility and social change.
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The main results are that, generally, members of high status groups show more satisfaction and in-group identification than members of low status groups and a collective attempt at social change seems to be evoked when group status is unstable.
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