Self-Serving Bias in the Implicit and Explicit Evaluation of Partners and Exes as Parents

  title={Self-Serving Bias in the Implicit and Explicit Evaluation of Partners and Exes as Parents},
  author={Valeria Verrastro and Irene Petruccelli and Pierluigi Diotaiuti and Filippo Petruccelli and Francesco Dentale and Claudio Barbaranelli},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={251 - 265}
The quality of partners’ relationship can be influenced by the reciprocal respect of the other’s parenting role, especially when the couple breaks up. This study is aimed at investigating the implicit versus explicit self-serving biases in the evaluation of partners and exes as parents (or potential parents), exploring sex differences and possible relationships with dyadic cohesion. Two Implicit Association Tests and two semantic differentials, comparing each respondent with current partners… Expand
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