11-16 - People as Selfish Beasts Mondady, Nov. 16th...

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People as Selfish Beasts Mondady, Nov. 16 th Tesser: Self-Evaluation Maintenance 1. Reflection Process 2. Comparison Process Relevance determines which dominates: Do I care about X? The DYNAMICS of Sem -Can change your performance, closeness, or relevance The DYNAMICS of SEM: changing Performance Can maintain self-evaluation by changing how well you or the other perform: -If the behavior is low relevance, you should be motivated to facilitate the oter person’s performance. -If the behavior is high relevance, you should be motivated to… …increase your own performance …interfere with the other person’s performance Method: -Participants arrive for a study on word identification in pairs of close friends; 2 pairs in each session -Task described either as indicating important verbal skills or as a fun game. -Participants given list of clues, ranging in difficulty -Participant give clues to bothe the close other and participant
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2010 for the course PSY 235 taught by Professor J.cesario during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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11-16 - People as Selfish Beasts Mondady, Nov. 16th...

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