Overvaluation of own attributes: Mere ownership or subjective frequency?

  title={Overvaluation of own attributes: Mere ownership or subjective frequency?},
  author={Vera Hoorens and Jozef M. Nuttin},
  journal={Social Cognition},
The hypothesis was tested that the Name-Letter Effect or affective overvaluation of own name-letters as compared to non-name-letters (Nuttin, 1985, 1987) is due to an enhanced subjective frequency of own name-letters as compared to non-name-letters. Experiment 1 yielded a Name-Letter Effect and an overestimation of own name-letters' frequencies as compared to non-name-letters. Both effects were correlated. Experiments 2 and 3 replicated both effects but not their correlation. In Experiment 3… 
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