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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 9 PSY 257 March 3, 2009 Self-Regard Self-Regard: Perception and evaluation of our strengths and weaknesses A. Self-perception in the lab: We often look at ourselves through rose-colored glasses. So when studying psychology, social consensus about us is important because it can reflect a more true picture of who we are a. The group interaction paradigm: used in a lot of settings. Want to be able to tell whether someone is accurate about themselves. Bring students that dont know each other into the lab. Ask them to do bunch of activities together that you might do in a business setting. Bonus allocation task present a character and compete for bonus money. Rank own and other group members performances. b. Results: 35% overestimate performance, 50% accurate, 15% underestimate. There was a lot of pressure on them to be accurate since they were being watched by psychologists and peers. c. Asked to come back 2 weeks after discussion. Could either watch own performance or others performances. Most people chose to watch others. 40% wanted to watch themselves, 75% of narcissists wanted to others....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSY 257 taught by Professor Kwan during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.
- Spring '09