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The impact of middle names: middle initials enhance perceived intellectual performance.

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dc.contributor.author van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
dc.contributor.author Igou, Eric Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-22T11:46:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-22T11:46:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5412
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Middle name initials often appear in formal contexts, especially when people refer to intellectual achievements. On the basis of this common link, the display of middle initials increases positive evaluations of people's intellectual capacities and achievements. We document this effect in seven studies: Middle initials in authors' names increased the evaluation of their writing performance (Study 1), and middle initials increased perceptions of status (Studies 2 and 4). Moreover, the middle initials effect was specific to intellectual performance (Studies 3 and 6), and it was mediated by perceived status (Studies 5 7). Besides supporting our hypotheses, the results of these studies yield important implication for everyday life. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley & Sons en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Social Psychology;44 (4), pp. 400-411
dc.relation.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejsp.2026/abstract
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2026
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:The impact of middle names: Middle initials enhance perceived intellectual performance, European Journal of Social Psychology, 2014, 44 (4), pp. 400-411 which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2026 en_US
dc.subject names en_US
dc.subject middle initials en_US
dc.subject person perception en_US
dc.title The impact of middle names: middle initials enhance perceived intellectual performance. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-12-22T11:27:29Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ejsp.2026
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1579630
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal Of Social Psychology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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