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We love ourselves, and our names, more than we consciously realise. Research has found this implicit egotism has some pretty interesting effects.
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Pelham, B. W., Mirenberg, M. C., & Jones, J. T. (2002). Why Susie sells seashells by the seashore: implicit egotism and major life decisions. Journal of personality and social psychology, 82(4), 469.,%20mirenberg,%20and%20jones%20implicit%20egotism.pdf

Polman, E., Pollmann, M. M., & Poehlman, T. A. (2013). The Name-Letter-Effect in Groups: Sharing Initials with Group Members Increases the Quality of Group Work. PloS one, 8(11), e79039.

Dyjas, O., Grasman, R. P., Wetzels, R., Van der Maas, H. L., & Wagenmakers, E. J. (2012). What's in a name: a Bayesian hierarchical analysis of the name-letter effect. Frontiers in psychology, 3.

Jones, J. T., Pelham, B. W., Mirenberg, M. C., & Hetts, J. J. (2002). Name letter preferences are not merely mere exposure: Implicit egotism as self-regulation.Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38(2), 170-177.

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