SELF-AFFIRMATION THEORY

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a theory of the motivation people have to maintain a view of themself as; well adapted, moral, stable, competent and being able to control important outcomes. See dissonance reduction; self-consistency perspective of cognitive dissonance theory.

SELF-AFFIRMATION THEORY: "The theory of self-affirmation looks at how we see ourselves."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-AFFIRMATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-affirmation-theory/ (accessed December 3, 2021).

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