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The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.
Chapter 33: Sociometer Theory
Sociometer theory proposes that self-esteem is a psychological gauge of the degree to which people perceive that they are relationally valued and socially accepted by other people. In conceptualizing self-esteem as the output of a system that monitors and responds to interpersonal acceptance ...