Perspective Taking Shapes the Impact of Significant-other Representations

  title={Perspective Taking Shapes the Impact of Significant-other Representations},
  author={Jeanine L. M. Skorinko and Stacey Sinclair and Lin Conklin},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  pages={170 - 184}
Past research has shown that people's reported beliefs come to correspond with the apparent beliefs of salient significant others (e.g., Andersen & Chen, 2002; Baldwin, 1997). The current research extends this work by examining the degree to which such effects are influenced by perspective taking. In a modification of the classic paradigm used by Baldwin and Holmes (1987), 96 undergraduates (33 males, 62 females, and 1 unreported) were primed to perspective take or given a neutral prime before… 

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  • J. Shah
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2003
Evidence is presented that suggests goals may be primed by one's representation of a significant other and that this priming may be moderated by one'm closeness to this other individual.