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  • G Steins
  • 2000
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)
Coping with a chronic illness challenges children and adolescents in addition to their normal developmental tasks. This double challenge probably endangers the development of a stable self-esteem. The present investigation explores the possibility whether these processes are different with respect to the kind of illness. Chronic illnesses such as obesity(More)
  • G Steins, C Remy
  • 1996
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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