dc.contributor.authorChua, Peggy Pei Si.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Weirong.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kong Yong.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T04:20:02Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-06T05:26:04Z
dc.date.available2009-01-29T04:20:02Zen_US
dc.date.available2009-03-06T05:26:04Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/14945
dc.description.abstractThe third-person perception is the phenomenon whereby people perceive others to be more influenced by the media relative to themselves. The fundamental attribution error and optimistic bias have both been posited as the underlying explanation for this phenomenon. This study tested self-categorization theory’s explanatory powers of the third-person perception. The concepts of fit and perceived self-other similarity were found to significantly influence the third-person perceptual gap. However, tests employing the frame of reference failed to yield significant results. In addition, the study used the concept of self-construals as another means with which to pit the competing theories against each other, but the results were ambivalent. On the whole, the results provide support for self-categorization as a viable theoretical explanation for the third-person perception.en_US
dc.format.extent51 p. ; includes appendices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Public opinion
dc.titleThe Third person perception : a self-categorization explanation.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorDetenber, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.schoolWee Kim Wee School of Communication and Informationen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Communication Studiesen_US


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