Unformatted text preview: s; trait vs. state. 15. What determines our level of self-‐esteem? • Contingencies of self-‐worth: o Domains that are important to an individual’s evaluation of the self o Politics, art, creativity etc. 16. What is self-‐complexity theory? What does it say about how people handle negative events? • People who have many contingencies of self-‐worth may have smaller decreases in self-‐
esteem after failure in any one domain 17. What is the self-‐evaluation maintenance model? • People are motivated to elevate our self-‐esteem and use two strategies to boost self-‐esteem a. How do people use social comparisons to help maintain high self-‐esteem? • People often form judgments about their own traits and abilities by comparing ourselves to others. b. What is reflection/basking in reflected glory? • People can boost self-‐esteem by associating their own self with the positive accomplishments of others • Downwards = self-‐esteem motivation • Upwards = decrease self-‐esteem, but lead to an improvement motiv...
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