Self-Esteem as an Interpersonal Monitor : The Sociometer Hypothesis

  title={Self-Esteem as an Interpersonal Monitor : The Sociometer Hypothesis},
  author={Mark R. Leary and Ellen S. Tambor and Sonja K. Terdal},
Five studies tested hypotheses derived from the sociometer model of self-esteem according to which the self-esteem system monitors others' reactions and alerts the individual to the possibility of social exclusion. Study 1 showed that the effects of events on participants' state self-esteem paralleled their assumptions about whether such events would lead others to accept or reject them. In Study 2, participants' ratings of how included they felt in a real social situation correlated highly… CONTINUE READING
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