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Advances in Psychological Science    2016, Vol. 24 Issue (3) : 367-378     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00367
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Joint Simon effect: Current research, influencing factors and theories
XU Sheng1; SONG Xiaolei2
(1 School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, China)
(2 School of Psychology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China)
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The Joint Simon Effect (JSE) is a spatial stimulus-response compatibility effect that appears when two participants complete complementary components of a standard Simon task. The effect is considered as a valid index of the degree of self-other integration. Two main factors can influence the effect: social and nonsocial factors. Researchers explain JSE through the social facilitation theory, the co-representation account, the spatial response coding theory and the referential coding account. Future work on JSE should further explore the factors that influence it and the underlying brain mechanism, and further investigate its theoretical underpinnings.

Keywords joint Simon effect      self-other integration      co-representation account      referential coding account     
Corresponding Authors: XU Sheng, E-mail: SONG Xiaolei, E-mail:    
Issue Date: 15 March 2016
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XU Sheng,SONG Xiaolei. Joint Simon effect: Current research, influencing factors and theories[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2016, 24(3): 367-378.
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