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Daniel Washington Research Design Article Summary Five Work Cited Williams, E. F., & Gilovich T., (2012). The better-than-my-average effect: The relative impact of peak and average performances in assessments of the self and others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , 48(2), 556-561. 1. Why did they do the study? Study 1a and 1b: Researchers wanted to examine if people were more likely to choose the best set of photographs that represent them in the best possible way while also being more likely to choose average photographs for others. Study 2: To examine if people are more likely to choose average photographs that are representative of a celebrity as they choose a set of photographs that represent them in the best possible way Study 3: To examine how students thought about their own performance on an exam versus how they thought about others’ performance on an exam. More specifically, researchers wanted to see if students’ performances and others’ performances on a final exam were the best predictors of academic success. 2. Who did they use for the study?
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