9781609180027

Handbook of Self-enhancement and Self-protection

  • ISBN 13:

    9781609180027

  • ISBN 10:

    160918002X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/17/2010
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Summary

This is the first major volume dedicated to the processes by which people exaggerate their virtues, deemphasize their shortcomings, or protect themselves against threatening feedback. Leading investigators present cutting-edge work on the key role of self-enhancing and self-protective motives in social perception, cognition, judgment, and behavior. Compelling topics include the psychological benefits and risks of self-enhancement and self-protection; personality traits and contextual factors that make certain individuals more likely to hold distorted views of the self; innovative approaches to assessment and measurement; and implications for relationships, achievement, and mental health. The book will be important reading for social and personality psychologists and graduate students; also of interest to developmental and clinical psychologists. It may also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

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