Self-esteem and "if . . . then" contingencies of interpersonal acceptance.

  title={Self-esteem and "if . . . then" contingencies of interpersonal acceptance.},
  author={M. Baldwin and L. Sinclair},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={71 6},
  • M. Baldwin, L. Sinclair
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • The degree to which an individual perceives interpersonal acceptance as being contingent on successes and failures, versus relatively unconditional, is an important factor in the social construction of self-esteem. The authors used a lexical-decision task to examine people's "if. . . then" expectancies. On each trial, participants were shown a success or failure context word and then they made a word-nonword judgment on a second letter string, which sometimes was a target word relating to… CONTINUE READING
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