Title

Carding for the purchase of alcohol: I'm tougher than other clerks are!

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Abstract

The present research examined whether clerks believed themselves to be more likely to card customers than "other" clerks. Store clerks (N = 121) from 23 stores of a major grocery chain rated 4 person-product profiles of hypothetical shoppers each representing distinctive lifestyle groups. Embedded within a series of items were key questions that asked how likely it was that they and other clerks would ask for identification from the shopper for the purchase of alcohol. Across all conditions, data revealed a significant positivity bias suggesting that the clerks felt that they were much better than other clerks at determining who should be asked for identification. The data are discussed in terms of their motivational implications for the false uniqueness bias.

Publication Name

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Volume Number

31

First Page

2184

Last Page

2194

Issue Number

10

DOI

10.1111/j.1559-1816.2001.tb00170.x

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