Shifting dependence: the influence of partner instrumentality and self-esteem on responses to interpersonal risk.

@article{Gomillion2014ShiftingDT,
  title={Shifting dependence: the influence of partner instrumentality and self-esteem on responses to interpersonal risk.},
  author={Sarah Gomillion and Sandra L. Murray},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={57-69}
}
High and low self-esteem people typically have divergent responses to interpersonal risk. Highs draw closer to their partner, whereas lows self-protectively distance. However, these responses should be more likely when people are dependent on the rewards their partner offers. Two experiments tested the hypothesis that structural changes in the situation of… CONTINUE READING