Title: Why you should never tell anyone that you are better than others (even though, of course, you are). Responses to self-superiority claims
Authors: Hoorens, Vera #
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2009
Conference: Seminar for the Department of Psychology location:University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida date:13 November 2009
Abstract: Most individuals self-enhance in that they think they are superior to others. These self-superiority beliefs may manifest themselves in self-descriptions. The studies reported in this seminar examined how observers respond to other individuals’ self-superiority claims and why they respond the way they do. They showed that people dislike self-superiority claims whereas they respond positively to non-comparative positive self-descriptions, other-superiority claims and temporal intra-individual comparisons. Various potential explanations are addressed along with theoretical, practical and methodological implications for person perception, impression management, and interpersonal consequences of self-superiority beliefs.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AMa
Appears in Collections:Social and Cultural Psychology
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