A Smart Unconscious? Procedural Origins of Automatic Partner Attitudes in Marriage.

@article{Murray2010ASU,
  title={A Smart Unconscious? Procedural Origins of Automatic Partner Attitudes in Marriage.},
  author={Sandra L. Murray and John G. Holmes and Rebecca Pinkus},
  journal={Journal of experimental social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={650-656}
}
The paper examines potential origins of automatic (i.e., unconscious) attitudes toward one's marital partner. It tests the hypothesis that early experiences in conflict-of-interest situations predict one's later automatic inclination to approach (or avoid) the partner. A longitudinal study linked daily experiences in conflict-of-interest situations in the initial months of new marriages to automatic evaluations of the partner assessed four years later using the Implicit Associations Test. The… CONTINUE READING
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