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When Social Networking Is Not Working
It was found that although people with low self-esteem considered Facebook an appealing venue for self-disclosure, the low positivity and high negativity of their disclosures elicited undesirable responses from other people. Expand
What is Social Comparison and How Should We Study it?
Despite renewed vigor in the social comparison literature, little attention has been paid to methods of studying social comparison. This article examines frequently used measures and procedures inExpand
Theory and Research Concerning Social Comparisons of Personal Attributes
Social comparison theory has evolved considerably since Festinger (1954) originally proposed it. This article integrates these changes with insights offered by recent social comparison studies and byExpand
Attributions, beliefs about control, and adjustment to breast cancer.
Of the different types of control, cognitive control was most strongly associated with adjustment, behavior control was less strongly associatedWith adjustment, and information control and retrospective control were unassociated with adjustment. Expand
Basic personality dispositions, self-esteem, and personal goals: an approach-avoidance analysis.
It is established that self-esteem is indeed negatively related to avoidance (relative to approach) goals, even with social desirability concerns controlled and the implications for the understanding of basic personality dispositions, self- esteem, and personal goals are discussed. Expand
Savoring versus dampening: self-esteem differences in regulating positive affect.
Undergraduate participants' memories for a positive event and their reported reactions to a success supported the dampening prediction, and results suggest that self-esteem may be especially important for certain types of positive events and positive affect regulation. Expand
Self-esteem and the cognitive accessibility of strengths and weaknesses after failure.
Although strengths were typically more accessible than weaknesses for both groups, the discrepancy was larger for HSEs after failure feedback than after no feedback, and LSEs' weaknesses appeared to become especially accessible after failure. Expand
Social acceptance and self-esteem: tuning the sociometer to interpersonal value.
Self-esteem was generally more attuned to appearances than to communal qualities, but interdependent social roles predicted heightened attunement of self-esteem to qualities like kindness and understanding. Expand
Social comparison in adjustment to breast cancer.
The results point to the value of using naturalistic methods for studying comparisons, and suggest a more active and cognitive role for social comparison than is usually portrayed. Expand