SOCIOMETER THEORY By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 theory stating that self-esteem is important as it is a measure of social appeal. High self-esteem will promote a person's acceptance by others. SOCIOMETER THEORY: "Sociometer theory is a measure of our social appeal." Related Psychology Terms AVOIDANT PERSONALITY DISORDER DISENGAGEMENT THEORY SOCIAL DISTANCE CONDITIONS OF WORTH GEOCENTRIC THEORY SOCIAL APPROVAL SOCIAL DISTANCE SCALE SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE SOCIAL SELF PERSONAL ORIENTATION INVENTORY (POI) Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOCIOMETER THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sociometer-theory/ (accessed June 27, 2017).