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dc.contributor.advisorBrunell, Amy
dc.creatorMatthews, Mark
dc.descriptionOhio State Mansfield Research Frenzy Presentationen_US
dc.descriptionOhio State Denman Forum Presentationen_US
dc.descriptionAmerican Psychological Society National Convention Presentationen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a wide variety of research that has examined the extent to which humans use others for self-enhancement. Previous work has shown that people can expand their sense of self by using close others to boost self-esteem. Additionally, self-affirmation theory is a large part of the human psychological immune system, holding the power to boost the self and potentially protect self-esteem. Recent research has found that when facing negative feedback, people have a tendency to inflate their views of significant others in terms of positive characteristics, possibly to make themselves feel better (Brown & Han, 2012). The present research involves a 2 (self-affirmation) x 2 (success vs. failure feedback) x 2 (friend vs. college student rating) factorial design. A significant three-way interaction revealed effects for state self-esteem, but not for partner ratings or task performance. Non-self-affirming participants who received failure feedback had higher self-esteem ratings versus non-self-affirming participants who received failure feedback and rated a college student.en_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Psychology Undergraduate Research Theses; 2015en_US
dc.subjectSocial Comparisonen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Self-affirmation and Self-expansion on State Self-esteemen_US
dc.description.embargoNo embargoen_US
dc.description.academicmajorAcademic Major: Psychologyen_US

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