Pragmatic inferences and self-relevant judgments

The moderating role of age, prevention focus and need for cognition

Rogelio Puente-Diaz, Judith Cavazos Arroyo, Alexander Brem, Maximilian Maier, Gustavo Meixueiro

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Three studies examined the influence of type of scale on self-relevant judgments and the moderating role of age, prevention, focus, and need for cogni- tion. Participants were randomly assigned to a bipolar or a unipolar scale condition in all three studies. Results from study 1 with a representative sample of the adult population of Mexico showed that participants evaluated themselves more posi- tively on a bipolar than a unipolar scale. Age did not moderate this relationship. Results from studies 2 and 3 also showed a significant influence of type of scale on self-relevant judgments. Prevention focus and need for cognition did not moderate the relationship between type of scale and self-relevant judgments. The theoretical and applied implications of our results were discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1137139
JournalCogent Psychology
Volume3
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
ISSN2331-1908
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Puente-Diaz, Rogelio ; Cavazos Arroyo, Judith ; Brem, Alexander ; Maier, Maximilian ; Meixueiro, Gustavo. / Pragmatic inferences and self-relevant judgments : The moderating role of age, prevention focus and need for cognition. In: Cogent Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
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Pragmatic inferences and self-relevant judgments : The moderating role of age, prevention focus and need for cognition. / Puente-Diaz, Rogelio; Cavazos Arroyo, Judith; Brem, Alexander; Maier, Maximilian; Meixueiro, Gustavo.

In: Cogent Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1137139, 2016, p. 1-9.

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