Implicit Romantic Fantasies and Women's Interest in Personal Power: A Glass Slipper Effect?

  title={Implicit Romantic Fantasies and Women's Interest in Personal Power: A Glass Slipper Effect?},
  author={Laurie A Rudman and Jessica B. Heppen},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1357 - 1370}
Three experiments investigated the relationship between women's romantic fantasies and their interest in personal power. Romantic fantasies (associating partners with chivalry and heroism) were assessed using the Implicit Association Test and self-reports. In each experiment, women's implicit romantic fantasies were dissociated with their conscious beliefs. More important, implicit (but not explicit) romantic fantasies negatively predicted women's interest in personal power, including projected… 

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