Do Positive Self-Perceptions Have a “Dark Side”? Examination of the Link between Perceptual Bias and Aggression

@article{David2000DoPS,
  title={Do Positive Self-Perceptions Have a “Dark Side”? Examination of the Link between Perceptual Bias and Aggression},
  author={Corinne F. David and Janet A. Kistner},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={327-337}
}
The hypothesis that positive self-perceptions may have a “dark side” was investigated in the present study by examining the relationship between positively biased self-perceptions and aggression. Ratings of actual and perceived social acceptance of third-grade (n = 278), fourth-grade (n = 260), and fifth-grade (n = 321) students were compared to form a measure of perceptual bias. Peers provided nominations for overt and relational aggression. Gender differences were found for aggression (males… CONTINUE READING

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