Implicit Social Cognitive Processes Underlying Victim Self and Identity: Evidence With College-Aged Adults

  title={Implicit Social Cognitive Processes Underlying Victim Self and Identity: Evidence With College-Aged Adults},
  author={Nicole M. Sachs and Bonita M. Veysey and Luis M. Rivera},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1256 - 1282}
Past research on victimization has relied predominantly on individuals’ awareness of and willingness to self-report a victimization experience and its effect on self and identity processes. The present research adopts theoretical and methodological innovations in implicit social cognition research to provide a new perspective on how a violent victimization experience might influence identity processes outside of conscious awareness. Our main goal was to test whether individuals who have… 
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