Effects of self-deception on the processing of visually presented words
Self-doubt is a form of self-deception, a process by which a person questions or doubts themselves. To assess it experimentally, the goal of this study was to examine the unconscious mechanism for self-deception. This study was the visual/verbal portion of a companion set of experiments that were based on visual stimuli. A behavioral methodology for eliciting self-deception was developed. 104 participants were shown 80 words for 2000 ms each and then given a two minute distractor task (solitaire). Afterward, they were shown a list of 40 words one at a time for 2000 ms each and were instructed ...