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Implicit Measures
Implicit Measures
Michela Schröder-Abé Ramzi Fatfouta

Self-observation. – Man is very well defended against himself, against being reconnoitred and besieged by himself, he is usually able to perceive of himself only his outer walls. The actual fortress is inaccessible, even invisible to him, unless his friends and enemies play the traitor and conduct him in by a secret path. Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, all too human (pp. 179–80)

Limits to introspection have fascinated philosophers and psychologists time and again (e.g., Nietzsche, 1878, trans. 1986; Nisbett and Wilson, 1977). Nietzsche even used language of warfare to describe how difficult it is to get access into people's inner experience. If introspective access is indeed limited (Nisbett and Wilson, 1977), ...

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