Olympic medals as fruits of comparison? Assimilation and contrast in sequential performance judgments.

@article{Damisch2006OlympicMA,
  title={Olympic medals as fruits of comparison? Assimilation and contrast in sequential performance judgments.},
  author={Lysann Damisch and Thomas Mussweiler and Henning Plessner},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={166-78}
}
The authors investigated the evaluative consequences of sequential performance judgments. Recent social comparison research has suggested that performance judgments may be influenced by judgments about a preceding performance. Specifically, performance judgments may be assimilated to judgments of the preceding performance if judges focus on similarities between the two. If judges focus on differences, however, contrast may ensue. The authors examined sequential performance judgments, using data… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 31 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 89 references

MediaLab, Direct RT [Computer software

  • B. Jarvis
  • New York: Empirisoft Research Software.
  • 2002
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Seek and ye shall find”: Antecedents of assimilation and contrast in social comparison

  • T. Mussweiler
  • European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 499…
  • 2001
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Response system processes in absolute judgment

  • L. M. Ward, G. R. Lockhead
  • Perception and Psychophysics,
  • 1971
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

2005 FIG judges’ rules

  • Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique.
  • Retrieved June 8, 2006, from http://www.fig…
  • 2005

Judging the cross on rings : A matter of achieving shape constancy

  • H. Plessner, E. Schallies
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • 2005
2 Excerpts

Positive and negative effects of prior knowledge on referee decisions in sports

  • H. Plessner
  • 2005
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…