Self-judgment of personality traits and cognitive dimensions of the self

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Abstract

When people make a judgment as to whether a trait describes themselves or not, cognitive structure about the self must play an important role. Cognitive dimensions are a characteristic of such cognitive structure. The present study examined whether a self-referent information processing was mediated by cognitive dimensions of the self. For the purpose, Klein, Loftus, and Burton's task facilitation paradigm (1989) was adapted, which consisted of performing in succession two tasks, initial and target, for each trait adjective used. Experiment 1, which examined the evaluative dimension, showed that an evaluative processing in the target task was facilitated when the initial task was self-referent. Experiment 2, which examined six dimensions, showed that processing of the relevant dimension in the target task was facilitated when the initial task was self-referent. These results suggest that a self-referent information processing is mediated by cognitive dimensions of the self.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalShinrigaku Kenkyu
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cognitive dimensions of the self
  • Self-referent information processing
  • Task facilitation paradigm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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