Embodied Terror Management via Teddy Bears (Sin)

Teddy bears are a key element in this study about Embodied Terror Management and self-esteem: “Embodied Terror Management: Interpersonal Touch Alleviates Existential Concerns Among Individuals With Low Self-Esteem,” Sander L. Koole [pictured here], Mandy Tjew A Sin, Iris K. Schneider, Psychological Science, epub November 3, 2013. (Thanks to investigator Neil Martin for bringing this to […]

“How Much Do You Like Your Name?”

Before 2008, there was considerable discussion in some psychological circles about finding simple and valid ways to measure a person’s ‘global self-esteem’. But nowadays psychologists have a new method at their disposal – the NLM. In a set of six experiments, Professor Jochen Eberhard Gebauer, and colleagues Michael Riketta, Philip Broemer and Gregory R. Maio […]

Bushman on Sweets (1): Self-Esteem, Self-Esteem, Self-Esteem, Self-Esteem, Self-Esteem

If you like to read about self-esteem, if self-esteem is a subject of interest to you, if self-esteem is central to your you-ness, Brad J. Bushman [pictured here] and colleagues have a study perhaps worth some moments of your time: “Sweets, Sex, or Self-Esteem? Comparing the Value of Self-Esteem Boosts with Other Pleasant Rewards,” Brad […]