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Biased Assimilation and Attitude Polarization: The Effects of Prior Theories on Subsequently Considered Evidence
People who hold strong opinions on complex social issues are likely to examine relevant empirical evidence in a biased manner. They are apt to accept "confirming" evidence at face value whileExpand
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The “false consensus effect”: An egocentric bias in social perception and attribution processes
Abstract Evidence from four studies demonstrates that social observers tend to perceive a “false consensus” with respect to the relative commonness of their own responses. A related bias was shown toExpand
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The hostile media phenomenon: biased perception and perceptions of media bias in coverage of the Beirut massacre.
After viewing identical samples of major network television coverage of the Beirut massacre, both pro-Israeli and pro-Arab partisans rated these programs, and those responsible for them, as beingExpand
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The Name of the Game: Predictive Power of Reputations versus Situational Labels in Determining Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Moves
Two experiments, one conducted with American college students and one with Israeli pilots and their instructors, explored the predictive power of reputation-based assessments versus the stated “nameExpand
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Objectivity in the eye of the beholder: divergent perceptions of bias in self versus others.
Important asymmetries between self-perception and social perception arise from the simple fact that other people's actions, judgments, and priorities sometimes differ from one's own. This leadsExpand
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Perseverance in self-perception and social perception: biased attributional processes in the debriefing paradigm.
Two experiments demonstrated that self-perceptions and social perceptions may persevere after the initial basis for such perceptions has been completely discredited. In both studies subjects firstExpand
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Hedonic consequences of social comparison: a contrast of happy and unhappy people.
Two studies tested the hypothesis that self-rated unhappy individuals would be more sensitive to social comparison information than would happy ones. Study 1 showed that whereas unhappy students'Expand
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Perseverance of Social Theories: The Role of Explanation in the Persistence of Discredited Information
The perseverance of social theories was examined in two experiments within a debriefing paradigm. Subjects were initially given two case studies suggestive of either a positive or a negativeExpand
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Temporal differences in trait self-ascription: when the self is seen as an other.
  • E. Pronin, L. Ross
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 February 2006
Seven studies exploring people's tendency to make observer-like attributions about their past and future selves are presented. Studies 1 and 2 showed temporal differences in trait assessments thatExpand
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Bridging the partisan divide: Self-affirmation reduces ideological closed-mindedness and inflexibility in negotiation.
Three studies link resistance to probative information and intransigence in negotiation to concerns of identity maintenance. Each shows that affirmations of personal integrity (vs. nonaffirmation orExpand
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