Prideful Agreement

Negative generalization (4 points, z.B., “If I notice an error on my part, reminds me of my other mistakes”) is a scale of a larger measure that is supposed to assess self-regulating dysfunctional cognitive trends. Negative generalization is related to both depression and vulnerabilities to depression (Carver, The Way, Kuhl, Ganellen, 1988). Interviewees indicated that agreement had been reached on a four-point scale. The SCS (Tangney, Baumeister, Boone, 2004) assesses self-control (z.B. “I am good at resisting temptations”). A short SC (13 points) strongly linked to the full SCS (rs.93 and .92; Tangney et al, 2004), was used here. Respondents assessed their consent on a 5-point scale. It can be incredibly frustrating to treat someone who simply refuses to admit his weakness or accept criticism. We can all be proud sometimes, but we all came across someone for whom pride seems to be the default position. Dealing with someone like this requires some finesse, but with some preparation and patience, you can relieve the weight of managing their pride.

A fourth possible factor in Icelanders` refusal to accept a negotiated agreement was their sense of national pride. The LET (Scheier et al., 2006) assesses the meaning of life: the extent to which a person`s life involves enjoyed activities (6 points, z.B. “I really enjoy my activities”). This measure has been shown to have appropriate psychometric characteristics (see Scheier et al., 2006). Interviewees indicated that they had agreed on a five-point scale. This measure was administered (at a second meeting) to a subsampest of 149. The decision changed the debate “from an economic issue to a question of national identity” and hindered any chance of securing a negotiated agreement from day one, said Eirikur Bergmann, a political scientist at Bifrost University in Iceland, the Wall Street Journal. The PUM (Cyders et al., 2007) is a 14-point scale that assesses the tendency to react ruthlessly to positive moods (e.g.B. “If I`m really excited, I tend not to think about the consequences of my actions”).

For this study, we selected the 7 best-loading items. Respondents assessed their consent on a 5-point scale. Third, if people fundamentally refuse to negotiate, a dead end is likely. Many Icelanders have categorically refused to cover the losses of irresponsible banks – a principle that has superimposed pragmatic reasons on the adoption of one of the agreements negotiated by their government. The ACS (Derryberry – Reed, 2002) measures voluntary attention control (e.g.B. “If I have to focus and solve a problem, I have a hard time focusing my attention”).