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ERIC Number: ED182646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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Self-Esteem Maintenance: You Sometimes Hurt the One You Love.
Smith, Jonathan; Tesser, Abraham
A self-esteem maintenance model was tested using 52 friendship pairs. Undergraduates (N=52) participated in a word identification task described as an indirect measure of important skills (high relevance) or as a game of password (low relevance). Participants presented clues to both a friend and a stranger. As predicted by the model, subjects gave harder clues under high relevance than under low relevance. Also, friends received significantly harder clues than strangers under the high relevance than under low relevance task conditions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)