Corpus ID: 2134887

Reconciling self-protection with self-improvement: Self-affirmation theory.

  title={Reconciling self-protection with self-improvement: Self-affirmation theory.},
  author={D. Sherman and K. Hartson},
  • D. Sherman, K. Hartson
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • A persistent puzzle emerges from a review of the psychological research literature on how people defend the self from potentially threatening information and events: People can be adamantly protective of their sense of self-worth and defensively resistant to threatening information, on the one hand, and yet capable of accepting threatening, critical information and changing their behavior, on the other. The general tendency for self-enhancement that is the focus of so many of the chapters in… CONTINUE READING
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