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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (2): 178-185.

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The Development and Prospect of Self-enhancement Researches

Dong Yan,Yu Guoliang   

  1. Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Beijing, 100101, China;
  • Received:2004-07-23 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-03-15 Published:2005-03-15
  • Contact: Yu Guoliang

Abstract: Self-enhancement researches were important topics of personal and social psychology. Self-enhancement was conceptualized by comparing between perceived self and perceived other or by comparing self-perception and Criterion. And a new interpersonal approach about self-enhancement was based on SRM. Measures of socially desirable responding, intrapsychic measures, criterion discrepancy measures, measures in round-robin design, and the over-claiming technique were the main measures of self-enhancement. Researches of relations between self-enhancement and mental health, biological profiles, self-esteem, performance were main researches domains. The cross-culture research of self-enhancement was introduced. At last, the prospect of self-enhancement researches was discussed

Key words: self-enhancement, mental health, biological profiles, self-esteem, performance

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