Sources of Mental Contamination : Comparing the Effects of Self-Generated versus Externally Provided Primes

@inproceedings{Mussweiler2000SourcesOM,
  title={Sources of Mental Contamination : Comparing the Effects of Self-Generated versus Externally Provided Primes},
  author={Thomas Mussweiler and Roland Neumann},
  year={2000}
}
Social cognition research has closely examined the processes that are involved in the correction for contaminating influences on judgment. Little is known, however, about how a contaminating influence is detected in the first place. To remedy this shortcoming, we propose a source-monitoring perspective on the detection of bias. This framework suggests that contamination is more likely to occur if its source is similar to the target source. Because judgment processes often involve elaborate… CONTINUE READING

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