Indirect measures as a signal for evaluative change

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Perugini, M., Richetin, J., & Zogmaister, C. (2014). Indirect measures as a signal for evaluative change. Cognition & Emotion28(2), 208-229.



Implicit and explicit attitudes can be changed by using evaluative learning procedures. In this contribution we investigated an asymmetric effect of order of administration of indirect and direct measures on the detection of evaluative change: A change in explicit attitudes is more likely detected if they are measured after implicit attitudes, whereas these latter change regardless of the order. This effect was demonstrated in two studies (n=270; n=138) using the self-referencing task whereas it was not found in a third study (n=151) that used a supraliminal sequential evaluative conditioning paradigm. In all studies evaluative change was present only for contingency aware participants. We discuss a potential explanation underlying the order of measure effect entailing that, in some circumstances, an indirect measure is not only a measure but also a signal that can be detected through self-perception processes and further elaborated at the propositional level.

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Psicologa (n. 5559 Ordine degli Psicologi della Lombardia) Professoressa Associata di Psicologia, Università di Milano Bicocca
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