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Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation. / McCulloch, Kathleen Cameron; Ferguson, Melissa J.; Kawada, Christie C. K.; Bargh, John A.

In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 3, 05.2008, p. 614-623.

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McCulloch, KC, Ferguson, MJ, Kawada, CCK & Bargh, JA 2008, 'Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 614-623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2007.02.001

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McCulloch, K. C., Ferguson, M. J., Kawada, C. C. K., & Bargh, J. A. (2008). Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44(3), 614-623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2007.02.001

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McCulloch KC, Ferguson MJ, Kawada CCK, Bargh JA. Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2008 May;44(3):614-623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2007.02.001

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McCulloch, Kathleen Cameron ; Ferguson, Melissa J. ; Kawada, Christie C. K. ; Bargh, John A. / Taking a closer look: On the operation of nonconscious impression formation. In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2008 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 614-623.

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