Assessment , Enhancement , and Verification Determinants of the Self-Evaluation Process

@inproceedings{Sedikides2004AssessmentE,
  title={Assessment , Enhancement , and Verification Determinants of the Self-Evaluation Process},
  author={Constantine Sedikides},
  year={2004}
}
The 3 major self-evaluation motives were compared: self-assessment (people pursue accurate selfknowledge), self-enhancement (people pursue favorable self-knowledge), and self-verification (people pursue highly certain self-knowledge). Ss considered the possession of personality traits that were either positive or negative and either central or peripheral by asking themselves questions that varied in diagnosticity (the extent to which the questions could discriminate between a trait and its… CONTINUE READING