To thine own self be true? Clarifying the effects of identity discrepancies on psychological distress and emotions.


After many years of research across disciplines, it remains unclear whether people are more motivated to seek appraisals that accurately match self-views (self-verification) or are as favorable as possible (self-enhancement). Within sociology, mixed findings in identity theory have fueled the debate. A problem here is that a commonly employed statistical… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.02.007