G Steins

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In previous studies (G. Steins & R. A. Wicklund, 1993, 1996, 1997; R. A. Wicklund & G. Steins, 1996), perspective-taking depended on the interplay between 2 variables--(a) press (the relationship intensity between perceiver and perceived person) and (b) conflict. In the absence of conflict, perspective-taking was positively related to press; in the presence(More)
The present study examined the effect of a target's personality and responsibility for a misdeed on a perceiver's emotions and behavior by determining the variables' impact on the perceiver's emotional reactions and willingness to help the target. A total of 134 Germans and 171 Americans were given information about the level of responsibility (low, medium,(More)
This article considers the relation between overweight and the self-concept of children and adolescents in different living areas. The visibility and perceived controllability of obesity is considered. Results of previous studies about this topic are inconsistent. Self-esteem as one aspect of the self-concept is measured by the "list of statements for(More)
The present work concerns the relation between the need for social approval (assessed as social desirability) and bulimia with respect to gender-differences. Since bulimia is mainly a female issue, a relationship was predicted between the development of bulimia and the internalization of a socially desired feminine sex-stereotype with respect to the(More)
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