SELF-ENHANCEMENT AND SELF-PROTECTION MOTIVATION : FROM THE LABORATORY TO AN EVOLUTIONARY CONTEXT

@inproceedings{Laham2010SELFENHANCEMENTAS,
  title={SELF-ENHANCEMENT AND SELF-PROTECTION MOTIVATION : FROM THE LABORATORY TO AN EVOLUTIONARY CONTEXT},
  author={Simon M. Laham and CONSTANTINE SEDIKIDES University of Southampton JOHN J. SKOWRONSKI and Lowell A. Gaertner},
  year={2010}
}
Existing data suggest that the self-enhancement and self-protection motivations (which elevate or protect the positive self -concept) exert a pivotal influence on self -evaluation and behavior. Moreover, these motivations are more potent than the self-assessment motivation (which works to increase the accuracy of the self-concept) or the self-verification motivation (which works to confirm the self-concept). The data also suggest that the self-enhancement and self-protection motivations serve… CONTINUE READING
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