publication . Article . 2013

Consistency Over Flattery: Self-Verification Processes Revealed in Implicit and Behavioral Responses to Feedback

Ayduk, O; Gyurak, A; Akinola, M; Mendes, WB;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Negative social feedback is often a source of distress. However, self-verification theory provides the counterintuitive explanation that negative feedback leads to less distress when it is consistent with chronic self-views. Drawing from this work, the present study examined the impact of receiving self-verifying feedback on outcomes largely neglected in prior research: implicit responses (i.e., physiological reactivity, facial expressions) that are difficult to consciously regulate and downstream behavioral outcomes. In two experiments, participants received either positive or negative feedback from interviewers during a speech task. Regardless of self-views, p...
Subjects
free text keywords: self-verification, self-esteem, blood pressure, creativity, emotion, Behavioral and Social Science, Mind and Body, 7.1 Individual care needs, Psychology
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