9 Protecting the self

9 Protecting the self - - - - Protectin the self: Self...

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- Protectin the self: Self serving Biases o Self enhancement motive o Calvin says that until God reveals himself to us, we believe that we are gods o Self perception is now coming under research by many psychologists o Self assessment motive We are motivated to perceive ourselves accurately o Self verification motive We are motivated to view the things we aspire to be even if it is negative o The self enhancement motive leads to self-serving biases Raises self esteem Can protect from depression Leads to negative social behaviors - Self serving biases o Manipulating the looking glass Selective attention We assure ourselves that we will get positive feedback by only paying attention to it Selective interpretation We give a positive spin to information we are given We are more likely to call compliments directed towards others as flattery Selective valuation We attach values to things based on their nature Selective credibility We question the credibility of negative sources
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