Title

Egocentric Bias : The Minority Spotlight Effect in African Students Going to School in the United States

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Abstract

The spotlight effect is a propensity for individuals to perceive that the spotlight is more on them than it is (Gilovich, Victoria, & Savitsky, 2000). In this study I examined the extent to which African students felt like there was a spotlight shining on them in four hypothetical classroom scenarios.

Advisor

DeMarquis Hayes

Subject Categories

Psychology

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