Being Better but Not Smarter than Others: The Muhammad Ali Effect at Work in Iterpersonal Situations

@article{Lange1991BeingBB,
  title={Being Better but Not Smarter than Others: The Muhammad Ali Effect at Work in Iterpersonal Situations},
  author={P. V. Lange},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1991},
  volume={17},
  pages={689-693}
}
  • P. V. Lange
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Allison, Messick, and Goethals have recently shown that people see themselves as more likely to perform desirable behaviors and less likely to perform undesirable behaviors than others and that this effect is stronger for fair/unfair (moral/immoral) than intelligent/unintelligent behaviors. The present study examined the generality of this so-called Muhammad Ali effect by using a substantially different methodology focusing on Judgments of interpersonal behaviors. Subjects were asked to write a… Expand
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