Social Psychology: In Class Activity
First, rate a friend on the following characteristics using the scale that follows. Then go back and do the same for yourself (Fiske &Taylor, 1984).
-2 Definitely doe not describe
-1 usually does not describe
0 Sometimes describes, sometimes not
+1 usually describes
+2 Definitely describes
Now, go back, ignore the pluses and minuses, and find the total of each column. You are more likely to give your friend a higher rating than yourself.
Why is this, given the Actor--Observer Effect?