Self-handicapping: The Paradox That Isn't

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byRaymond L. Higgins, C.R. Snyder, Steven Berglas

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Self-handicapping is a protective psychological mechanism for controlling the conditions of performance in order to provide a built in attribution for failure. The apparent paradox is that the choice of inhibiting conditions makes failure more likely, thus undermining the very competence image that self-handicapping is designed to protect. This volume draws on both clinical and social psychology to trace the historical development of the concept and to present what is currently known about the character, causes and treatment of self-handicapping. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Self-handicapping is a protective psychological mechanism for controlling the conditions of performance in order to provide a built in attribution for failure. The apparent paradox is that the choice of inhibiting conditions makes failure more likely, thus undermining the very competence image that self-handicapping is designed to...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:311 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306435403

ISBN - 13:9780306435409

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