Normality evaluations and their relation to personality traits and well-being.

  title={Normality evaluations and their relation to personality traits and well-being.},
  author={Dustin M. Wood and Samuel D. Gosling and Jeff Potter},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={93 5},
Despite frequent discussions of what it means to be normal in clinical, social, and personality psychology theory, the characteristics of individuals who call themselves normal are little understood. In 5 studies, the authors investigated various hypotheses concerning the nature of normality evaluations. The authors add to recent evidence that normality evaluations represent a distinct dimension of evaluative judgments, showing self-judgments of being normal (versus strange) to be relatively… CONTINUE READING

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