The self-serving bias in relational context.

  title={The self-serving bias in relational context.},
  author={Constantine Sedikides and W. K. Campbell and Glenn D. Reeder and Andrew J. Elliot},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
This article examined the impact of relationship closeness on the self-serving bias (SSB). Members of relationally distant dyads working on interdependen t-outcomes tasks manifested the SSB: They took credit for dyadic success but blamed the partner for dyadic failure. However, members of relationally close dyads did not manifest the SSB: They did not take more credit than their partner for dyadic success and did not blame the partner more than the self for dyadic failure. This gracious… 

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