Do People Know What They're Like in the Moment?
Jessie Sun, Simine Vazire
Psychological Science | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019
Knowing yourself requires knowing not only what you are like in general (trait self-knowledge) but also how your personality fluctuates from moment to moment (state self-knowledge). We examined this latter form of self-knowledge. Participants (248 people; 2,938 observations) wore the Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR), an unobtrusive audio recorder, and completed experience-sampling self-reports of their personality states four times each day for 1 week. We estimated state self-knowledge by comparing self-reported personality states with consensual observer ratings of personality states coded from the EAR files, which formed the criterion for what participants were "actually" like in th..View full abstract
Awarded by National Science Foundation
Data collection was supported by National Science Foundation Grant BCS-1125553 (to S. Vazire).