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On the perceived intentionality of self-enhancement

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Two experiments examined the inferential consequences of perceived intentionality in self-enhancement (enhancing self-presentation). Participants evaluated a fictitious target who self-enhanced either intentionally or unintentionally. They perceived the target as more immoral and unintelligent, but as equally unfriendly, when the target self-enhanced intentionally (vs. unintentionally). They also perceived the target as more immoral, unintelligent, and unfriendly when the target self-enhanced (either intentionally or unintentionally) rather than self-presented accurately. Intentionality of self-enhancement elicits negative interpersonal evaluations.

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Lafrenière, M.A.K., Sedikides, C., Van Tongeren, D.R. and Davis, J.L. (2016) On the perceived intentionality of self-enhancement The Journal of Social Psychology, 156, (1), pp. 28-42. (doi:10.1080/00224545.2015.1041447).

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 April 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 April 2015
Published date: 2016
Keywords: impressions, intentionality, modesty, self-enhancement, self-presentation

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Local EPrints ID: 385715
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385715
ISSN: 0022-4545
PURE UUID: fcc5bd27-6daf-4353-a31a-449eeadf0127

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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2016 12:12
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:54

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Author: M.A.K. Lafrenière
Author: C. Sedikides
Author: D.R. Van Tongeren
Author: J.L. Davis

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