• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Self-Evaluation Maintenance Model

  • By: Heather O'Mahen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

How do people know who they are? Social psychologists have long noted that self-knowledge derives from social comparison processes. That is, people define their attributes based on how they perform relative to others. This perspective informs how self-identity is developed. Taken ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles