Blind and Deaf to Acceptance: The Role of Self-Esteem in Capitalizing on Social Acceptance

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Luerssen, Anna Maud;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Psychology | acceptance | capitalization | risk-regulation | romantic relationships | self-esteem | self-verification

Across two studies, we evaluated whether people with low self-esteem are less likely to capitalize on, or take full advantage of, their romantic partners' accepting behaviors. We conceptualized capitalization as the tendency to perceive acceptance when it occurs, and to... View more
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