Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Why do people believe in a “true self”? The role of essentialist reasoning about personal identity and the self.

Why do many people come to believe that they and others have a true self? We hypothesized that this belief emerges because people routinely rely on essentialist reasoning to understand personal identity and the self. Across eight studies, we found that…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: “The longitudinal links of personality traits, values, and well-being and self-esteem: A five-wave study of a nationally representative sample”: Correction to Fetvadjiev and He (2018).

Reports an error in “The longitudinal links of personality traits, values, and well-being and self-esteem: A five-wave study of a nationally representative sample” by Velichko H. Fetvadjiev and Jia He (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Adva…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Debriefed but still troubled? About the (in)effectiveness of postexperimental debriefings after ego threat.

Psychological researchers often use powerful experimental manipulations to temporarily reduce participants’ well-being. Postexperimental debriefings are intended to eliminate such detrimental effects. However, experimentally induced beliefs can perseve…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: True to which self? Lay rationalism and decision satisfaction in self-control conflicts.

Are people more satisfied with decisions to resist or to indulge temptation? We propose that the effect of restraint versus indulgence on decision satisfaction depends on individual differences in lay rationalism, that is, reliance on reason versus fee…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Targeted identity-safety interventions cause lasting reductions in discipline citations among negatively stereotyped boys.

High rates of discipline citations predict adverse life outcomes, a harm disproportionately borne by Black and Latino boys. We hypothesized that these citations arise in part from negative cycles of interaction between students and teachers, which unfo…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Why are well-adjusted people seen more accurately? The role of personality-behavior congruence in naturalistic social settings.

Expressive accuracy, being viewed in line with one’s unique, distinctive personality traits, is emerging as an important individual difference that is strongly linked to psychological well-being. Yet little is known about what underlies expressive accu…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Growing STEM: Perceived faculty mindset as an indicator of communal affordances in STEM.

As students explore science and engineering fields, they receive messages about what competencies are required in a particular field, as well as whether they can reach their goals by entering the field. Faculty members convey information both about whe…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Beyond harmfulness and impurity: Moral wrongness as a violation of relational motivations.

Building on Rai and Fiske’s (2011) Relationship Regulation Theory, we argue that violation of relational motives will predict the perception of the moral wrongness of moral transgressions better than violation of harmlessness or purity. We also argue t…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Perceiver and target characteristics contribute to impression formation differently across race and gender.

Social impressions arise from characteristics of both perceivers and targets. However, empirical research in the domain of impression formation has yet to quantify the extent to which perceiver and target characteristics uniquely contribute to impressi…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: An interdependence account of sexism and power: Men’s hostile sexism, biased perceptions of low power, and relationship aggression.

Protecting men’s power is fundamental to understanding the origin, expression, and targets of hostile sexism, yet no prior theoretical or empirical work has specified how hostile sexism is related to experiences of power. In the current studies, we pro…

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