DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2011.06.005
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Hanna Brycz

Abstract: Two independent studies examined judgments of ones' own vs. others' sins and virtues (Study 1) as well as ones' own vs. others' holy failures and sinful successes (Study 2). Comparison of actor's vs. observer's evaluations of free recalled event pertained to morality domain showed a negativity bias in observer's estimations. What interesting is that participants were able to assess their own sin as severely as observers did in two conditions: no cognitive load and concentration on own sin (Study 1), and cogni…

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