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Title: EATING THE HUMBLE PIE: A NON-DEFENSIVE RESPONSE TO FAILURES
Authors: AUDREY NG SHUHUI
Keywords: Humility, Positive Psycholgy, Failure, Self-concepts, Self-esteem
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2012
Citation: AUDREY NG SHUHUI (2012-08-03). EATING THE HUMBLE PIE: A NON-DEFENSIVE RESPONSE TO FAILURES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Humility has been classified as a character strength and has been thought to bestow positive life outcomes. This research aimed to examine the effects of humility in response to failures. I hypothesized that humble individuals cope with failures in a non-defensive manner. Across three experiments, it has been demonstrated that after receiving negative feedback individuals induced to feel humble do not show over-activation of positive self-concepts neither do they displayed a diminished activation of negative self-concepts compared to the non-humbled individuals. That is, they would not deliberately magnify their merits nor diminish their weaknesses in order to cope with an ego-threat. How these findings reconcile with the nature of humility is discussed. Comparisons between humility and low and high self-esteem were also reviewed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/36535
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