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Moving forward is not only a metaphor: Approach and avoidance lead to self-evaluative assimilation and contrast
Could it be that walking toward (vs. away) someone else changes your self-evaluation in the direction of what this person is? We answer positively and argue that approach movements lead toExpand
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On Being Exposed to Superior Others: Consequences of Self-Threatening Upward Social Comparisons
Being inferior to someone else can be hurtful. But what exactly happens when we found ourselves in such situations? We first address why and when upward comparison can be self-threatening and laterExpand
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On the Limitations of Manipulation Checks: An Obstacle Toward Cumulative Science
Manipulation checks do not allow ruling out or accepting alternative explanations of causal effects (Sigall & Mills, 1998). In order to gauge the influence of this argument on current researchExpand
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“Science Manipulates the Things and Lives in Them”: Reconsidering Approach-Avoidance Operationalization Through a Grounded Cognition Perspective
Approach and avoidance orientations are key elements of adaptive regulation at the evaluation-behavior interface. On the one hand, continuous evaluations of the world fuel approach-avoidanceExpand
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Is Ostracism by a Despised Outgroup Really Hurtful? A Replication and Extension of Gonsalkorale and Williams (2007)
Previous research has shown that being ostracized by members of a despised outgroup is as hurtful as being ostracized by ingroup members (Gonsalkorale & Williams, 2007). In the current study, weExpand
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A mindset of competition versus cooperation moderates the impact of social comparison on self-evaluation
Do people feel better or worse about themselves when working with someone who is better than they are? We present the first replication of the work of Stapel and Koomen (2005), who showed that beingExpand
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The out-of-my-league effect
Abstract When taking into account the chances of success, strategic mating motivations do imply a bias not toward the most attractive individuals, but toward average or mildly attractive individuals,Expand
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Perception d'autrui en tant que standard ou but dans le cadre de la comparaison ascendante. Rôle de la menace de l'auto-évaluation et des états d'approche
Contrast Ces travaux abordent la question de l'impact des comparaisons ascendantes imposees sur l'auto-evaluation, ainsi que leurs consequences en termes d'allocation de ressources attentionnelles etExpand
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Experiment : Impact on behavior of the self