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Research by Jennifer Beer and Brent Hughes featured in Psychology Today: Rose-Colored Glasses Linked to Less Frontal Lobe Use

Posted: January 12, 2010

"Self-evaluations tend to be flawed, specifically towards the positive. Let's face it; very often we think that we are better than we actually are...A recent study published in the journal NeuroImage explains the role of the frontal lobe in these glowing self-evaluations. The study's findings indicate that the less activity there is in the frontal lobe, the more likely we are to see ourselves through rose-colored glasses." Read more...
Beer Web Page | Self-Regulation Lab | Hughes Web Page | Neuroimage

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