Pragmatic inferences and self-relevant judgments: The moderating role of age, prevention focus and need for cognition

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  • 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.
Article number1137139
JournalCogent Psychology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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