Victoria Yeung

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People's self-perception biases often lead them to see themselves as better than the average person (a phenomenon known as self-enhancement). This bias varies across cultures, and variations are typically explained using cultural variables, such as individualism versus collectivism. We propose that socioeconomic differences among societies--specifically,(More)
There is a well-established tendency for people to see themselves as better than average (self-enhancement), although the universality of this phenomenon is contested. Much less well-known is the tendency for people to see themselves as more human than average (self-humanizing). We examined these biases in six diverse nations: Australia, Germany, Israel,(More)
Building on independent vs. interdependent self-construal theory, three studies provide empirical evidence for a third way of construing the self: constructivist self-construal. People with a constructivist view of the self perceive the self as constantly changing (impermanence), a collection of distinct phenomena from moment to moment (discontinuity),(More)
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