What is it about?

Exposure to environmental cues can activate related concepts in one's mind and influence upcoming behaviors. Our meta-analysis shows a robust priming effect and we also found that behavioral concepts can influence behaviors through activating behavioral goals.

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Why is it important?

Our work shows robust evidence that exposure to concepts or cues in one's environment can influence their upcoming behaviors in unexpected ways.


This work took almost ten years and involves a lot of effort. I want to thank every collaborator for their contributions.

Wenhao Dai
University of Pennsylvania

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This page is a summary of: Priming behavior: A meta-analysis of the effects of behavioral and nonbehavioral primes on overt behavioral outcomes., Psychological Bulletin, March 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/bul0000374.
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