Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407512448273
Title: Nudging you behind your back: The influence of implicit friendship concepts on risk taking
Authors: Chan, K.Q.
Tong, E.M.W. 
Moh, T.A.L.
Keywords: automaticity
Friendship
relational schemas
risk taking
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Source: Chan, K.Q., Tong, E.M.W., Moh, T.A.L. (2012-11). Nudging you behind your back: The influence of implicit friendship concepts on risk taking. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 29 (7) : 930-947. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407512448273
Abstract: Research has shown that people tend to take more risks when in the presence of their friends than when they are alone. The current research examined whether mere and nonconscious activation of friendship concepts is sufficient to increase risk taking. In Experiment 1, participants who were subliminally primed with their friend's name showed higher risk-taking responses in a modified longshot paradigm. Experiments 2 and 3 conceptually replicated the findings of Experiment 1 using a behavioral measure of risk taking - the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART). In addition, Experiment 3 revealed that the nonconscious friendship-risk taking effect remained even when implicit interpersonal threat expectancies were activated. The results also showed that mood did not mediate the friendship-risk taking effect. © The Author(s) 2012.
Source Title: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125324
ISSN: 02654075
DOI: 10.1177/0265407512448273
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