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Joyce Ehrlinger

Joyce Ehrlinger

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My research examines the processes that underlie accuracy and error in self-judgment and, in particular, overconfidence. Taking a bottom-up perspective, I have identified important factors that keep people from learning about mistakes and, consequently, their abilities. I also examine the top-down consequences of beliefs about ability and objectivity on self-judgment. Finally, my work examines the consequences of over- and underconfidence for goal commitment, persistence, and achievement.

Primary Interests:

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Dweck, C. S., & Ehrlinger, J. (2006). Implicit theories and conflict resolution. In M. Deutsch & P. T. Coleman (Eds.), The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Courses Taught:

  • Current Topics in Social Psychology (Graduate)
  • Honors Social Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Social Cognition (Graduate)
  • Social Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Writing Seminar: Why People Believe Weird Things (Undergraduate)

Joyce Ehrlinger
Department of Psychology
Washington State University
Johnson Tower 211
Pullman, Washington 99164
United States

  • Phone: (509) 335-9127

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