Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton): To Be Truthful or to Be Wonderful? The Rocky Road to Self-Knowledge
Date et Lieu : Lundi 05 février 2018 à 14H00
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.