Exaggerating current and past performance: motivated self-enhancement versus reconstructive memory
Gramzow, Richard H. and Willard, Greg (2006) Exaggerating current and past performance: motivated self-enhancement versus reconstructive memory. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, (8), 1114-1125. (doi:10.1177/0146167206288600).
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The self-as-evaluative base (SEB) hypothesis proposes that self-evaluation extends automatically via an amotivated consistency process to affect evaluation of novel in-groups. Four minimal group studies support SEB. Personal trait self-esteem (PSE) predicted increased favoritism toward a novel in-group that, objectively, was equivalent to the out-group (Study 1). This association was independent of information-processing effects (Study 1), collective self-esteem, right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), and narcissism (Studies 2 and 3). A self-affirmation manipulation attenuated the association between in-group favoritism and an individual difference associated with motivated social identity concerns (RWA) but did not alter the PSE effect (Study 3). Finally, the association between PSE and in-group favoritism remained positive even when the in-group was objectively less favorable than the out-group (Study 4).
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
|Date Deposited:||08 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 11:03|
|Contributors:||Gramzow, Richard H. (Author)
Willard, Greg (Author)
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