Interjudge Agreement, Self-Enhancement, and Liking: Cross-Cultural Divergences

@article{Heine2002InterjudgeAS,
  title={Interjudge Agreement, Self-Enhancement, and Liking: Cross-Cultural Divergences},
  author={Steven J. Heine and Kristen J Renshaw},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={578 - 587}
}
The authors investigated whether the lower self-enhancement found among Japanese is due to them being more accurate in their self-perceptions than Americans. Japanese and American participants were recruited from school clubs, where groups of five people rated each other and themselves. The Japanese sample was overall self-critical, whereas the American sample was overall self-enhancing. Moreover, as the desirability of the traits increased, Americans showed more self-enhancement, whereas… Expand

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