Znaczenie reprezentacji Ja i osób dobrze znanych dla oceny behawioralnych i emocjonalnych właściwości osób trzecich
Jakub Niewiarowski, Jerzy Karyłowski
Rocznik: 2006 Tom: 12 Numer: 1
The article presents the results of an experiment on comparison between the cognitive representation of self and representation of familiar others (Friend) as reference points in thinking about less familiar others. Earlier experiments (Karyłowski, 1999; Karyłowski, Konarzewski & Motes, 2000) suggest, that in thinking about less familiar others Self plays less prominent role than does the representation of familiar others (i.e. close friends), which is inconsistent with predictions referring to the projection term. The present study was testing the hypothesis of moderating influence of trait observability on social evaluation. Results show that the role of representation of familiar others plays more prominent a role in forming impressions about less familiar others than Self does. This effect holds independently from observability of traits being subject of evaluation.