will be high in their accuracy or low in their accuracy of a person's characteristics. This researchfound that participants were more likely to choose to take part in tasks that were higher inaccuracy about their characteristics. The last area of self-assessment Sedikides and Strube
reviewed was whether participants would want to construct highly or less accurate tasks and if participants would be more persistent or more likely to succeed if they were taking part in highlyor less accurate tasks. The review showed that participants would prefer to make highly accuratetasks which measured their abilities; however they will be more persistent in tasks which arelower in accuracy.
The review also showed though that participants were more likely tosucceed on tasks that they were told were high in accuracy.
It is suggested that this is becausewhen completing tasks that are highly accurate about a person's characteristics there is more togain from succeeding in a task as it will therefore give more information about the person'scharacteristics than if it was low in accuracy.
Though self-assessment is one of the self-evaluation motives it could be suggested that it maynot be the most popular one. Self-enhancement was displayed in each of the experimentsconducted by Sedikides
and self-assessment, and even self-verification to an extent was onlydisplayed when it was teased out. This is not to say that self-assessment is not a self-evaluationmotive, however most of the experiments conducted by Sedikides
ended up with the participants reflecting on central traits rather than peripheral traits. This is unsurprising as theyare the most important traits to a person's self-concept, however it is not therefore surprising thatthese are the traits that are enhanced rather than assessed as if someone assessed their centraltraits and found fault it would be more of an issue than finding a fault with a peripheral tr
describes the condition of being aware of one's awareness. It is theawareness that one exists as an individual being. Without self-awareness the self perceives and accepts thethoughts that are occurring to be who the self is. Self-awareness gives one the option or choice tochoose thoughts being thought rather than simply thinking the thoughts that are stimulated fromthe accumulative events leading up to the circumstances of the moment.
he basis of personal identity
[edit ] A philosophical view
exist, as a thing that thinks.
observed that this truth '
am' (Cogito ergo sum) was so certain and of suchevidence ...
might, without scruple, accept it as the first principle of the Philosophy
was in search.