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Human Perception: A comparative study in how others perceive me and how I perceive myself
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to see how you as a person perceive yourself in comparison to how others perceive you. For this particular study a comparison has been made between people living together and how they view themselves versus how their friends/spouses/partners/family members view them. The hypothesis was that there would be a difference between how the individual living with you perceives you and how you perceive yourself. Individuals tend to stretch the truth about themselves and they tend to see themselves in a more positive light than others might see them. The study was conducted by handing out questionnaires consisting of Big Five and Marlowe Crowne scale. There were totally 40 participants in the study, 24 women and 16 men. The results showed no correlation and no statistical significance in any of the analyses. This was due to few participants in the study.

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2014. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
perception, others, oneself, comparison, Big Five, Marlowe Crowne
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41445OAI: diva2:799043
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Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-03-28 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved

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