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Arrogant or self-confident? The use of contextual knowledge to differentiate hubristic and authentic pride from a single nonverbal expression.
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PMID:  21468998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Two studies tested whether observers could differentiate between two facets of pride-authentic and hubristic-on the basis of a single prototypical pride nonverbal expression combined with relevant contextual information. In Study 1, participants viewed targets displaying posed pride expressions in response to success, while causal attributions for the success (target's effort vs. ability) and the source of this information (target vs. omniscient narrator conveying objective fact) were varied. Study 2 used a similar method, but attribution information came from both the target and an omniscient narrator; the congruence of these attributions was varied. Across studies, participants tended to label expressions as authentic pride, but were relatively more likely to label them as hubristic pride when (a) contextual information indicated that targets were arrogant and (b) no mitigating information about the target's potential value as a hard-working group member (i.e., that success was actually due to effort) was presented.
Jessica L Tracy; Christine Prehn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognition & emotion     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-0600     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710375     Medline TA:  Cogn Emot     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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