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Self-enhancement and Superiority Biases in Social Comparison
An overview of self-related superiority biases in social comparison is presented. Included are false consensus, false uniqueness, pluralistic ignorance, illusory superiority, unrealistic optimism,
The science of self-report. Implications for research and practice
Contents: Preface. Part I: J.S. Turkkan, General Issues in Self-Report. W. Baldwin, Information No One Else Knows: The Value of Self-Report. D.M. Bersoff, D.N. Bersoff, Ethical Issues in the
Self‐Favoring Biases, Self‐Presentation, and the Self‐Other Asymmetry in Social Comparison
ABSTRACT The relationship between self-favoring biases in social comparison, favorable self-presentation, and well-being and the self-other asymmetry effect was examined. Participants gave
Self-favoring biases for positive and negative characteristics : Independent phenomena ?
The relative underestimation of one's own likelihood of experiencing negative events (optimistic bias for negative events) and the relative overestimation of one's own likelihood of experiencing
SOCIAL-COMPARISON OF HEALTH RISKS - LOCUS OF CONTROL, THE PERSON-POSITIVITY BIAS, AND UNREALISTIC OPTIMISM
People typically attribute lower health risks to themselves than to others, a phenomenon referred to as unrealistic optimism. The present study tested the person positivity bias as a previously
Social support and stress: the role of social comparison and social exchange processes.
  • B. Buunk, V. Hoorens
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The British journal of clinical psychology
  • 1 November 1992
TLDR
Four different conceptualizations of social support are presented: social integration, satisfying relationships, perceived helpfulness and enacted support, and classic and contemporary social comparison theory and social exchange theory are analysed.
The optimal impact phenomenon : beyond the third person effect
According to the third person hypothesis, people believe that the media have a greater effect on other people's attitudes and behaviours than on their own attitudes and behaviours. A self-enhanceme
Why Self-enhancement Provokes Dislike: The Hubris Hypothesis and the Aversiveness of Explicit Self-superiority Claims
Abstract Most people believe that they are in many respects superior to others. When they publicly express their superiority, they may do so in an explicitly or implicitly comparative manner (“I am
What’s really in a Name-Letter Effect? Name-letter preferences as indirect measures of self-esteem
People show a preference for the letters occurring in their name (Name-Letter Effect), a phenomenon that has inspired the development of a frequently used indirect measure of self-esteem. This
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