Mark Alicke Ph.D.

Mark Alicke Ph.D.

Mark Alicke, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Ohio University. His main research interests are in how people construct their identities and maintain relatively favorable self-views, and in the processes by which negative evaluations of people and their behavior are translated into ascriptions of blame and the imposition of sanctions. Topics he has studied in the self-enhancement area include the “better-than-average” effect (the tendency for people to evaluate themselves more positively than an average peer on most characteristics), and the genius effect (the tendency for people to exaggerate the abilities of those who outperform them).

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Why We Blame

The Irresistible Allure of Negativity
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