Carpe Diem

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Carpe Diem and its Enemies Carpe Diem = Seize the day Carpe diem’s enemies Enemy number one: self-consciousness Self-consciousness is primarily a product of perceptual and judgmental illusions “Spotlight Effect” “Illusion of Transparency” Expectation of criticism from others
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The “Illusion of Transparency” Tendency for people to overestimate how much others can see their internal states Gilovich et al. (1998) Participants played lie/truth-telling game in groups Told lies 20% of the time, detected 26% of the time But thought they were detected 49% of the time Anchor on own knowledge, insufficiently adjust for others’ perspective
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The “Spotlight Effect” People overestimate the extent to which their actions and appearance are noticed by others Gilovich et al. (2000) Study 1: People overestimated how many others would notice they wore a Barry Manilow t-shirt Study 2: Vanilla Ice t-shirt Anchor on own perception, adjust for others’ But insufficiently
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