The metacognitive self fosters the drive for self-knowledge: The role of the metacognitive self in the motivation to search for diagnostic information about the self
Hanna Brycz , Magdalena Wyszomirska-Góra , Roman Konarski , Bogdan Wojciszke
AbstractWe presented 3 studies on the relation between metacognitive self, that is self- awareness of biases, and the drive to posses information that is diagnostic about the outcome. First study (N=184) showed that high MCS participants sought self- diagnostic information significantly more often then their low MCS counter partners. Second study is devoted to the development of the new measure SDMS (N = 555), that is the motive to look for self – diagnostic information. The last study (N = 90) presented that high MCS participants in contrary to low MCS ones, posses higher drive for looking self- diagnostic information when feedback about the outcome is negative. We discuss the results in line with Taylor & Brown (1988) reasoning on self- regulatory functions of biases.
|Journal series||Polish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (C 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||biases, metacognition, self, motivation, diagnostic information|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
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