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Titolo:
The false-hope syndrome: Unfulfilled expectations of self-change
Autore:
Polivy, J; Herman, CP;
Indirizzi:
Univ Toronto, Dept Psychol, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada Univ Toronto Mississauga ON Canada L5L 1C6 ississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
Titolo Testata:
CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 9, anno: 2000,
pagine: 128 - 131
SICI:
0963-7214(200008)9:4<128:TFSUEO>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PERCEIVED CONTROL; LIMITED RESOURCE; IRONIC PROCESSES; MENTAL CONTROL; DEPLETION;
Keywords:
false hope; self-change; self-improvement; expectations;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Polivy, J Univ Toronto, Dept Psychol, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada UnivToronto Mississauga ON Canada L5L 1C6 , ON L5L 1C6, Canada
Citazione:
J. Polivy e C.P. Herman, "The false-hope syndrome: Unfulfilled expectations of self-change", CUR DIR PSY, 9(4), 2000, pp. 128-131

Abstract

Why do people persist in attempting to change themselves, despite repeatedfailure? Self-change is often perceived as unrealistically easy to achieve, in an unreasonably short period of time. Moreover, embarking on self-change attempts induces feelings of control and optimism that supersede the lessons of prior experience. Finally, people tend to expect an unrealisticallyhigh payoff from successful self-change. Some sorts of self-change are feasible, but we must learn to distinguish between realistic and unrealistic self-change goals, between confidence and overconfidence. Overconfidence breeds false hope, which engenders inflated expectations of success and eventually the misery of defeat.

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