The authors wish to thank Dr. Martin F. Kaplan for his helpful comments during the preparation of this manuscript.
Self-actualization and impression formation1
Version of Record online: 28 APR 2006
Journal of Personality
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 414–425, September 1978
How to Cite
Goldman, J. A. and Olczak, P. V. (1978), Self-actualization and impression formation. Journal of Personality, 46: 414–425. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1978.tb01009.x
- Issue online: 28 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 28 APR 2006
- Manuscript received March 1, 1977.
Self-actualization (SA), assessed by scores on the Personal Orientation Inventory, was related to interpersonal behavior in two person perception experiments. SA moderated both personality impression ratings of stimulus persons presented singly and person preference choices in a paired comparisons paradigm. In general, self-actualized individuals were found to be more extreme in their responses to social stimuli than were non-self-actualized individuals. Results were discussed in terms of previous attempts to assess the relationship between SA and cognitive processing.