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ERIC Number: ED174888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Objective Self-Awareness, Strictness of Standards of Correctness, and Perceived Control.
Mayer, Stephan; Duval, Shelley
Prior research has indicated that a person attempts to conform to standards of correctness when objectively self-aware (OSA), suggesting than an OSA person will feel less control than a subjectively self-aware (SSA) person because the standards of correctness restrict the number of preferred outcomes that the causal agent self can produce. The effect of relatively high strictness on standards of correctness was investigated using a fictitious perceptual test purportedly measuring an aspect of intelligence. Subjects were 57 male college undergraduates, who completed a perceptual test while either seated facing the reflective side of a mirror (OSA conditions) or the non-reflective side of the mirror (SSA conditions). With lenient standards, the exposure (OSA) or non-exposure (SSA) to a mirror was then crossed with strict versus lenient standards. Results indicated that subjects in the exposure/strict standard condition perceived less control than subjects in any other condition. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)