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Q: Would sparsely repeated negative prompts have negative long-term outcomes? A: Probably not, but more research would be needed to provide a definitive answer. Norem & Chang (2002) argue that how negative (or positive) cognitions affect individuals depends on their predisposition. For example, a negative prompt given to someone with unrealistic ...


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This is priming effect. There are some experiments closely related to your observation: Strack, F., Martin, L.L. and Schwarz, N. (1988), Priming and communication: Social determinants of information use in judgments of life satisfaction. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 18: 429-442. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2420180505 In this paper, the significant change in correlation ...


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