Causal projection, similarity projection, and coping with threat to self-esteem1

@inproceedings{Burish1979CausalPS,
  title={Causal projection, similarity projection, and coping with threat to self-esteem1},
  author={Thomas G. Burish and Beverle Houston},
  year={1979}
}
The effectiveness of causal projection and similarity projection in controlling stress associated with threat to self-esteem was investigated. To induce threat to self-esteem, half of the subjects were told that they had done poorly on an important achievement test while the remaining subjects were not told that they had done poorly. The projection strategies were manipulated by encouraging subjects to attribute the cause of their poor performance to the examiner instead of to themselves… CONTINUE READING

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