Is the positive illusory bias illusory? Examining discrepant self-perceptions of competence in girls with ADHD.

@article{Swanson2012IsTP,
  title={Is the positive illusory bias illusory? Examining discrepant self-perceptions of competence in girls with ADHD.},
  author={Erika N Swanson and Elizabeth B Owens and Stephen P. Hinshaw},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={987-98}
}
It has been claimed that excessively positive self-perceptions of competence are a key risk factor for concurrent and subsequent impairments in youth with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We examined whether girls with ADHD demonstrate positive illusory self-perceptions in scholastic competence, social acceptance, and behavioral conduct domains. We then tested, across a five-year longitudinal span, whether (a) such self-perceptions versus (b) the constituent informant ratings… CONTINUE READING

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