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Emotion. 2014 Feb;14(1):33-7. doi: 10.1037/a0034490.

Conceptual and empirical strengths of the authentic/hubristic model of pride.

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Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia.
Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis.


The authentic/hubristic (A/H) model of pride has been empirically supported by dozens of studies drawing on thousands of participants. The model involves four distinct components, most central of which is the finding that pride is not a unitary construct but rather is comprised of two distinct facets, referred to as authentic and hubristic pride. In the present article, we review the four critical components of the A/H model, and explain why Holbrook and colleagues' (2013) critique raises questions for one part of one of these components only-the attribution distinction between the two prides. We then raise questions for Holbrook and colleagues' alternative model of pride, and conclude by noting several convergences between the two perspectives.

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