- Kaitlin Raimi, Univ. of Michigan
- Katrina Jongman-Sereno, Harvard Univ.
- Mark Leary, Duke Univ.
- Michael Hall, Univ. of Michigan
Belief superiority—the belief that one’s opinions are more correct than alternatives—predicts attempts to persuade others and avoid being persuaded. The belief superior are more likely to post their views online (Study 1), selectively attend to congenial information (Study 2), and argue with their romantic partners (Study 3). Thus, the belief superior often attempt to persuade, but in flawed ways.