Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton): To Be Truthful or to Be Wonderful? The Rocky Road to Self-Knowledge

Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton): To Be Truthful or to Be Wonderful? The Rocky Road to Self-Knowledge

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Date et Lieu : Lundi 05 février 2018 à 14H00
Salle 5028

What do people want to know about themselves? What kind of information do they solicit from others? What sort of feedback do they remember? This talk will describe a program of research that examines whether the most potent guide enroute to self-knowledge is the self-assessment or the self-enhancement/self-protection motive. The self-assessment motive refers to the pursuit of accurate feedback (be it positive or negative), whereas the self-enhancement/self-protection motive refers to the pursuit of positive feedback and the avoidance of negative feedback. The research program cover such domains as culture, religion, mind/body practices, feedback preferences in incarcerated or community populations, and self-judgments under conditions of introspection, accountability, or relational closeness.

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