Self-Knowledge Reduces Conflict by Biasing One of Plural Possible Answers

@article{Nakao2010SelfKnowledgeRC,
  title={Self-Knowledge Reduces Conflict by Biasing One of Plural Possible Answers},
  author={Takashi Nakao and Mayo Mitsumoto and Hitomi Nashiwa and Masahiro Takamura and Satoko Tokunaga and Makoto Miyatani and Hideki Ohira and Kaori Katayama and Akane Okamoto and Yu Watanabe},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={455 - 469}
}
The authors investigated whether self-knowledge has a function to reduce conflict by biasing one of two choices during occupational choice (e.g., Which occupation do you think you could do better?—dancer or chemist). In the three experiments, event-related brain potentials were recorded. Experiment 1 revealed that the amplitude of the conflict-related negativity (CRN) reflects strength of conflict during occupational choice. Results of Experiment 2 demonstrated that the CRN amplitude during… Expand

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