Interpersonal evaluations following threats to self: role of self-esteem.

@article{Heatherton2000InterpersonalEF,
  title={Interpersonal evaluations following threats to self: role of self-esteem.},
  author={Todd F. Heatherton and Kathleen D. Vohs},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={
          725-36
        }
}
In 2 studies, the authors used dyadic interactions to assess the influence of ego threat on likability as a function of self-esteem. In both studies, 2 naive participants engaged in a structured conversation; in half of the dyads, 1 participant received an ego threat prior to the interaction. In the 1st study, threatened high self-esteem participants were rated as less likable than were threatened low self-esteem participants. The 2nd study confirmed that ego threats are associated with… 

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