Who Wants Out When the Going Gets Good? Psychological Investment and Preference for Self-Verifying College Roommates

@article{Swann2002WhoWO,
  title={Who Wants Out When the Going Gets Good? Psychological Investment and Preference for Self-Verifying College Roommates},
  author={William B Swann and Brett W Pelham},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={219 - 233}
}
The results of a field investigation indicate that people who are highly invested in their self-views (confidently held or personally important) are especially inclined to display a preference for verification of their self-views. Specifically, only those participants who were certain of their self-views or perceived them as important preferred roommates who confirmed their self-views. Such preferences were some-what stronger when the self-views were relatively negative. This is the first… Expand
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