SELF-VERIFICATION HYPOTHESIS

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where a person will look for information about themselves that confirms an existing self-concept, whether it is good or bad. We seek self-verification by engaging in things that confirm a self-concept, believing self-verifying feedback and by persuading other people the validity of views about themselves.

SELF-VERIFICATION HYPOTHESIS: "The self-verification hypothesis sees us looking for information that confirms our self-concepts."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-VERIFICATION HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-verification-hypothesis/ (accessed August 14, 2022).

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