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Self-Deception

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 253
Professor
Hilary B Bergsieker
Semester
Winter

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Self-Deception Self-serving biases - 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 information - Self-serving attribution: P – claim to personal credit, N – failure: blame external factors - Distancing from others: P – BIRG (bask in reflected glory), N – CORF (cut off reflected failure) - Better-than-average: P – self>average on good traits, N – self
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