Carnegie Mellon University
May 12, 2015

Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often Backfires

Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often Backfires Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often Backfires

Bragging to coworkers about a recent promotion, or posting a photo of your brand new car on Facebook, may seem like harmless ways to share good news.

Published in Psychological Science CMU researchers found that self-promoters overestimate how much their self-promotion elicits positive emotions and underestimate how much it elicits negative emotions.

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