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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is self-assessment.


Six Superlative Sources

· Camerer, C.F., and Lovallo, D. (1999). "Overconfidence and Excess Entry: An Experimental Approach." American Economic Review, 89(1), 306-18.

· Klar, Y., and Giladi, E.E. (1997). "No One in My Group Can Be below the Group's Average: A Robust Positivity Bias in Favor of Anonymous Peers." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73(5), 885-901.

· Kruger, J. (1999). "Lake Wobegon Be Gone! The 'Below-Average Effect' and the Egocentric Nature of Comparative Ability Judgments." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77(2), 221-32.

· Moore, D.A., and Kim, T.G. (2003). "Myopic Social Prediction and the Solo Comparison Effect." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(6), 1121-35.

· Ross, M., and Sicoly, F. (1979). "Egocentric Biases in Availability and Attribution." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 322-36.

· Sedikides, C., Gaertner, L., and Toguchi, Y. (2003). "Pancultural Self-Assessment." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(1), 60-79.

Other Excellent Sources

· Chambers, J.R., and Windschitl, P.D. (2004). "Biases in Social Comparative Judgments: The Role of Nonmotivational Factors in Above-Average and Comparative-Optimism Effects." Psychological Bulletin, 130(5), 813-38.

· Chambers, J.R., Windschitl, P.D., and Suls, J. (2003). "Egocentrism, Event Frequency, and Comparative Optimism: When What Happens Frequently Is 'More Likely to Happen to Me.'" Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(11), 1343-56.

· Erev, I., Wallsten, T.S., and Budescu, D.V. (1994). "Simultaneous Over- and Underconfidence: The Role of Error in Judgment Processes." Psychological Review, 101(3), 519-27.

· Kruger, J., and Burrus, J. (2004). "Egocentrism and Focalism in Unrealistic Optimism (and Pessimism)." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40(3), 332-40.

· Windschitl, P.D., Kruger, J., and Simms, E. (2003). "The Influence of Egocentrism and Focalism on People's Optimism in Competitions: When What Affects Us Equally Affects Me More." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(3), 389-408.

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