Preserving integrity in the face of performance threat: self-affirmation enhances neurophysiological responsiveness to errors.

@article{Legault2012PreservingII,
  title={Preserving integrity in the face of performance threat: self-affirmation enhances neurophysiological responsiveness to errors.},
  author={Lisa Legault and Timour Al-Khindi and Michael Inzlicht},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={1455-60}
}
Self-affirmation produces large effects: Even a simple reminder of one's core values reduces defensiveness against threatening information. But how, exactly, does self-affirmation work? We explored this question by examining the impact of self-affirmation on neurophysiological responses to threatening events. We hypothesized that because self-affirmation… CONTINUE READING

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