Overcoming the Barriers to Self-Knowledge

  title={Overcoming the Barriers to Self-Knowledge},
  author={Erika N. Carlson},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={173 - 186}
  • Erika N. Carlson
  • Published 27 February 2013
  • Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
People’s beliefs about their personality, or how they typically think, feel, and behave, correspond somewhat to objective accuracy criteria. Yet recent research has highlighted the fact that there are many blind spots in self-knowledge and that these blind spots can have fairly negative consequences. What can people do to improve self-knowledge? The current article suggests that the construct of mindfulness, defined as paying attention to one’s current experience in a nonevaluative way, may… 

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