Jailed Criminals Think They Are Kinder, More Trustworthy and Honest Than Average Member Of The Public
"Many studies have shown that people tend to exaggerate their own positive characteristics and abilities. A popular example is the finding that most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver."
Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments
"It is one of the essential features of such incompetence that the person so afflicted is incapable of knowing that he is incompetent."
Understanding the Better Than Average Effect: Motives (Still) Matter
"People evaluate themselves more positively than they evaluate most other people."
Prisoners Believe They Are Just As Law Abiding As Non-Prisoners
"The belief that we consider ourselves better than our peers holds true to convicted criminals as well."
Behind Bars But Above The Bar: Prisoners Consider Themselves More Prosocial Than Non-Prisoners
"That people evaluate themselves more favourably than their average peer on desirable characteristics - the better-than-average effect (BTAE) - is one of the most frequently cited instances of motivated self-enhancement.
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