In the present study, we examined whether or not positive and negative feelings towards others would have influence upon person perception. Subjects were 150 undergraduate students (48 male and 102 female). They were administered seven point scale questionaires (self-differential [SD] scales composed of 20 pairs of adjectives) to measure concepts of real self, ideal self, favoredothers, and unfavored others. The results were as follows: (1) The subjects perceived that the unfavored others were more different from their own real self-concepts than what the others actuallywere. (2) The subjects perceived that the favored others were more similar to their own real self-concepts than what the others actually were. (3) The subjects perceived that the favored otherswere more similar to their own ideal self-concepts than to their own real self-concepts.
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 10 (3), 190-195, 1995
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology