The Optimal Margin of Illusion Hypothesis: Evidence from the Self-serving Bias and Personality Disorders

  title={The Optimal Margin of Illusion Hypothesis: Evidence from the Self-serving Bias and Personality Disorders},
  author={H. A. Mcallister and J. Baker and C. Mannes and H. A. Stewart and A. Sutherland},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
Abstract It was predicted that the Self-Serving Bias (SSB) would be exaggerated by those with certain personality disorders such as narcissism and reduced by those with other personality disorders such as dependency. Participants were volunteer, undergraduate students. After completing the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III), participants were given a selection from a textbook to learn. Subsequently they were tested on the textbook material and then given false feedback (either an A… Expand

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