Repression in the young and elderly : impression management or self-deception?

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dc.contributor.advisor Holtgraves, Thomas en_US Ashley, Aaron L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:53Z 2011-06-03T19:38:53Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2000 .A84 en_US
dc.description.abstract The construct of repression has received a resurgence of experimental attention in the past 20 years, due in large part to the development of the typology method of classification (Weinberger, Schwartz, and Davidson, 1979). According to the typology method, individuals are classified as repressors if they self-report low anxiety and high social desirability. Since the typology method of classification does not differentiate between the two factors comprising social desirability (impression management and self-deception), it is important to determine which component is actually characterizing repressors, or whether it is a combination of the two. The present study examined two questions; (1) are repressors engaging in self-deception, impression management, or both and (2) does the construct of repression change as a function of age? Results suggest that in a college age population self-deception characterized the repressor memory; in an elderly population present negative mood state was the only variable predicting repressive memory.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent iii, 59 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Repression (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-deception. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Young adults -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Psychology. en_US
dc.title Repression in the young and elderly : impression management or self-deception? en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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