Mindset effects on information search in self-evaluation


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BAYER, Ute C., Peter M. GOLLWITZER, 2005. Mindset effects on information search in self-evaluation. In: European Journal of Social Psychology. 35, pp. 313-327

@article{Bayer2005Minds-10877, title={Mindset effects on information search in self-evaluation}, year={2005}, doi={10.1002/ejsp.247}, volume={35}, journal={European Journal of Social Psychology}, pages={313--327}, author={Bayer, Ute C. and Gollwitzer, Peter M.} }

deposit-license Bayer, Ute C. 2005 First publ. in: European Journal of Social Psychology 35 (2005), pp. 313-327 eng Mindset effects on information search in self-evaluation 2011-03-25T09:23:30Z Gollwitzer, Peter M. Research on mindset theory (Gollwitzer & Bayer 1999) observed that people in an implemental mindset show an orientation towards positive illusionary self-evaluationsw, hereas people in a deliberative mindset opt for accurate self-evaluations. In the present study, we tested whether these self-evaluative orientations and the associated search for certain types of self-relevant information (feedback)are moderated by low versus high self-views. With high self-view participants we observed the hypothesized mindset effects on information search, but we obtained the reverse pattern for low self-view participants. The latter finding points to self-defensiveness in low self-view individuals. Implications are discussed in terms of the consequences of accurate versus positive illusionary self-evaluations for the successful control of goal pursuits, and individual differences in mindset effects. Bayer, Ute C. 2011-03-25T09:23:30Z application/pdf Gollwitzer, Peter M.

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