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On cognitive busyness: When person perceivers meet persons perceived.
Person perception includes three sequential processes: categorization (what is the actor doing?), characterization (what trait does the action imply?), and correction (what situational constraintsExpand
Social Inequality and the Reduction of Ideological Dissonance on Behalf of the System: Evidence of Enhanced System Justification among the Disadvantaged
According to system justification theory, people are motivated to preserve the belief that existing social arrangements are fair, legitimate, and justifiable (Jost & Banaji, 1994). The strongest formExpand
From self-conceptions to self-worth: on the sources and structure of global self-esteem.
  • B. Pelham, W. Swann
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1989
Three factors were identified that uniquely contribute to people's global self-esteem: (a) people's tendencies to experience positive and negative affective states, (b) people's specific self-viewsExpand
How do I love thee? Let me count the Js: implicit egotism and interpersonal attraction.
From the perspective of implicit egotism people should gravitate toward others who resemble them because similar others activate people's positive, automatic associations about themselves. FourExpand
On confidence and consequence: the certainty and importance of self-knowledge.
  • B. Pelham
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 April 1991
Belief certainty and belief importance represent 2 relatively independent forms of investment in the self-concept. Three studies suggested that whereas certainty is associated with epistemic (i.e.,Expand
Allure of negative feedback: self-verification strivings among depressed persons.
We propose that people with negative self-views are rejected because they gravitate to partners who view them unfavorably. In relation to nondepressed college students (n = 28), depressives (n = 13)Expand
The Easy Path From Many To Much: the Numerosity Heuristic
Abstract People are especially sensitive to numerosity as a cue for judging quantity or probability. That is, people sometimes judge amount or likelihood on the basis of the number of units intoExpand
What lies beneath: Parenting style and implicit self-esteem.
Abstract The current studies extend previous research on self-esteem by examining one of the likely origins of implicit self-esteem. Three studies showed that young adult children who reported thatExpand
Why Susie sells seashells by the seashore: implicit egotism and major life decisions.
Because most people possess positive associations about themselves, most people prefer things that are connected to the self (e.g., the letters in one's name). The authors refer to such preferencesExpand
Name letter preferences are not merely mere exposure: Implicit egotism as self-regulation.
People prefer the letters in their own names to letters that are not in their own names. Furthermore, people prefer the numbers in their own birthdays to numbers not in their own birthdays. In thisExpand