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ERIC Number: EJ134226
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Effects of "Favorability," Modality, and Relevance on Acceptance of General Personality Interpretations Prior to and After Receiving Diagnostic Feedback
Snyder, C. R.; Shenkel, Randee Jae
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 44, 1, 34-41, Feb 76
The present study raises serious questions regarding the interpretation of earlier research that has generally indicated that "favorable" personality descriptions are accepted more highly than "unfavorable" personality descriptions. The higher acceptance evidently resulted from the greater base-rate truthfulness existing in the favorable interpretation. (Author)
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