Self-infiltration: Confusing assigned tasks as self-selected in memory

Autor(en): Baumann, N
Kuhl, J 
Stichwörter: FACILITATION; implicit self; internalization; PERSONALITY; PSI theory; Psychology; Psychology, Social; RUMINATION; self-access; state and action orientation
Erscheinungsdatum: 2003
Herausgeber: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Journal: PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN
Volumen: 29
Ausgabe: 4
Startseite: 487
Seitenende: 497
Zusammenfassung: 
Two studies examined determinants of self-infiltration (i.e., false self-attribution of externally controlled goals or activities). According to Personality Systems Interactions (PSI) theory, a sad mood was expected to reduce access to integrated self-representations and to lead to self-infiltration for participants who have an impaired ability to cope with negative affect (i.e., state-oriented participants). Consistent with expectations, state-oriented participants had a tendency toward self-infiltration (as indexed by higher rates of false self-ascription of assigned activities) when reporting higher levels of sadness (Study 1) and after the experimental induction of a sad mood (Study 2). Participants who are able to downregulate negative affect (i.e., action-oriented participants) did not show this tendency. Theoretical and practical implications of the process of self-infiltration are discussed.
ISSN: 01461672
DOI: 10.1177/0146167202250916

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