Including Others in the Implicit Self: Implicit Evaluation of Significant Others

  title={Including Others in the Implicit Self: Implicit Evaluation of Significant Others},
  author={Tracy Dehart and Brett W Pelham and Luke Fiedorowicz and Mauricio Carvallo and Shira Gabriel},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  pages={127 - 135}
We argue that people include significant others in their implicit self-concepts. That is, people's implicit evaluations of their significant others are related to their own self-evaluations. Data from five different samples supported this idea by demonstrating that people's implicit self-esteem is related to their implicit evaluations of their close others (both implicit self-esteem and implicit evaluations of significant others were assessed using the name-letter measure). This finding held… Expand
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