The Name-Letter-Effect in Groups: Sharing Initials with Group Members Increases the Quality of Group Work

  title={The Name-Letter-Effect in Groups: Sharing Initials with Group Members Increases the Quality of Group Work},
  author={Evan Polman and Monique M. H. Pollmann and T. Andrew Poehlman},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Although the name-letter-effect has been demonstrated reliably in choice contexts, recent research has called into question the existence of the name-letter-effect–the tendency among people to make choices that bear remarkable similarity with the letters in their own name. In this paper, we propose a connection between the name-letter-effect and interpersonal, group-level behavior that has not been previously captured in the literature. Specifically, we suggest that sharing initials with other… 

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