- What is self-deception?
o Selective distortion of information to maintain a positive self-view (or
protect self from threat)
o Occurs when we draw self-serving conclusions that differ from
conclusions an objective party would draw given the same
- Self-serving attribution: P – claim to personal credit, N – failure: blame
- Distancing from others: P – BIRG (bask in reflected glory), N – CORF (cut off
- Better-than-average: P – self>average on good traits, N – self