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Unformatted text preview: I I I. What Do People Think of Themselves A. Positivity Bias people think of themselves better than other people i. Ex UW students rate themselves high on positive attributes and low on negative attributes. They also rate other UW students better than other people (ingroup bias) but not as good as themselves ii. Ex 2 90% of business managers think they are superior to other managers iii.Ex 3 AIDS patients think they are healthier than other AIDS patients B. Assessing the Accuracy of Peoples Self-Views i. Correspondence between Self-Views and Objective Criteria 1. People think they are smart when they take an objective test of intelligence and score high A. This correlation is pretty low r = 0.3 2. Narrower the question, higher the correlation A. How good are you in math? will bring the correlation higher compared to How smart are you? B. But correlation only tells relative ordering. Just because the correlation is high, it does not mean that people are accurate...
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- Spring '11