Positive illusions about the self: short-term benefits and long-term costs.

  title={Positive illusions about the self: short-term benefits and long-term costs.},
  author={R. Robins and J. Beer},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={80 2},
  • R. Robins, J. Beer
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • Two studies addressed parallel questions about the correlates and consequences of self-enhancement bias. Study 1 was conducted in a laboratory context and examined self-enhancing evaluations of performance in a group-interaction task. Study 2 assessed students' illusory beliefs about their academic ability when they first entered college and then followed them longitudinally to test claims about the long-term benefits of positive illusions. Both studies showed that self-enhancement bias was… CONTINUE READING
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