Coping with an ego-threat: Monitoring and blunting during an intelligence test
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 213–221, September 1994
How to Cite
Muris, P., van Zuuren, F. J., Merckelbach, H., Stoffels, E.-J. and Kindt, M. (1994), Coping with an ego-threat: Monitoring and blunting during an intelligence test. Eur. J. Pers., 8: 213–221. doi: 10.1002/per.2410080306
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 1994
- Manuscript Received: 8 NOV 1993
This study investigated the predictive validity of the Miller Behavioral Style Scale (MBSS; Miller, 1987). Subjects had to work on an intelligence test. During this test, they could observe lights that informed them on how they were performing. There were two conditions: a low-stress condition (n = 37) in which the lights always indicated that the subject was performing well, and a high-stress condition (n.= 33) in which the lights signalled a deterioration of performance. In general, little support was found for the predictive validity of the MBSS.