Reconsidering research on self-humanizing: The importance of mean comparative judgments
Marzena Cypryańska , John B. Nezlek , Aleksandra Jaskółowska , Magdalena Formanowicz
AbstractSelf-humanization is defined as the tendency to view oneself as more essentially human than others. Researchers have claimed that people attribute human nature traits more strongly to themselves than to others, but not uniquely human traits. In this article we suggest that such claims are based on the misinterpretation of results. Most studies have not presented mean comparative judgments, making it impossible to determine whether people thought they possessed characteristics less strongly or more strongly than the average person. We found that people (N = 256) in Poland, Italy, and Korea perceived themselves as possessing desirable human nature and uniquely human characteristics more than others, as possessing undesirable uniquely human traits less than others, and as similar to others in terms of undesirable human nature characteristics. It seems that being more human than others means possessing some traits more than others and possessing some traits less than others.
|Journal series||Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.65|
|Keywords in English||BTA effect, comparative judgments, direct comparison, self-humanizing|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.578; : 2017 = 1.227 (2) - 2017=1.645 (5)|
|Citation count*||3 (2021-02-24)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.