Self-knowledge activation and the scope of attention

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dc.contributor.authorBak, Waclaw
dc.contributor.organizationThe John Paul II Catholic University of Lublinpl_PL
dc.description.abstractThe experimental study focused on the self-regulatory functions of self-knowledge. It aimed to examine how the momentary accessibility of three different aspects of self-knowledge affects the scope of attention. The global-local visual processing paradigm was used to compare the scope of attention after activating the self standards vs. the can self vs. the impossible self. Following the manipulation, the participants (123 students, 50% women) performed the 16-item visual processing task (Fredrickson and Branigan, 2005), designed to assess biases in attentional focus. As expected, the activation of the can self resulted in a global bias (broadened attentional focus) compared to the activation of the self standards, which resulted in a local bias (narrowed attentional focus). Contrary to the expectations however, the global bias was also observed after the activation of the impossible self. The results suggest that thinking about oneself in terms of one’s possibilities results in global scope of attention, even if self-knowledge regarding the lack of possibilities is taken into account.pl_PL
dc.description.epersonWacław Bąk
dc.description.sponsorshipMNiSW, NN106 263535pl_PL
dc.rightsUznanie autorstwa-Na tych samych warunkach 3.0 Polska
dc.subjectcan selfpl_PL
dc.subjectglobal vs localpl_PL
dc.titleSelf-knowledge activation and the scope of attentionpl_PL
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