Unconscious Applicants: A Systematic Test of the Name-Letter Effect

@article{Anseel2008UnconsciousAA,
  title={Unconscious Applicants: A Systematic Test of the Name-Letter Effect},
  author={Frederik Anseel and Wouter Duyck},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={1059 - 1061}
}
It is now generally accepted that unconscious processesmodulate human behavior. Nelson and Simmons (2007) provided a thoughtprovoking illustration of this phenomenon. They demonstrated that people’s unconscious preferences for the letters in their own names are strong enough that people pursue name-related performance outcomes that they would consciously avoid. For instance, although most students consciously strive to earn As, students whose names begin with C andD have lower grade point… Expand
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