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In Search of Information That Confirms a Desired Self-Perception: Motivated Processing of Social Feedback and Choice of Social Interactions

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The present studies examined how the motivation to see oneself as characterized by desirable attributes may influence feedback seeking and social preferences. In Study 1, participants were first led to believe that extraversion or introversion is conducive of success. Next, they received false feedback about themselves, related to extraversion and to introversion. In a surprise recall, extraversion-success participants remembered extraversion feedback more accurately and introversion feedback...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0146167203261882

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
412-422
Publication date:
2004-04-01
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EISSN:
0000-0000
ISSN:
0146-1672
Language:
English
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pubs:435777
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uuid:c88e03b3-19ef-4929-9b06-add78422de06
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pubs:435777
Source identifiers:
435777
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2013-11-16

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