The Impact of Self-Esteem and Ego Threat on Inhibition and Memory

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dc.contributor.advisor Gutchess, Angela
dc.contributor.author Levin, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-10T21:00:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-10T21:00:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/32317
dc.description.abstract The present study sought to assess the impact of self-esteem and ego threat on inhibition and, by extension, long-term memory. Two samples of undergraduate college students were placed into either an ego threat or control condition. We attempted to alter their state self-esteem level and then administered a Rejection Stroop task in order to assess their ability to inhibit non-target information. We looked at the interaction effect of trait self-esteem, ego threat and word valence (rejecting or accepting words) on the sample’s attentional and memory processes. No significant effects were found.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Daniel J. Levin 2016
dc.subject self-esteem
dc.subject ego threat
dc.subject inhibition
dc.subject attention
dc.subject memory
dc.title The Impact of Self-Esteem and Ego Threat on Inhibition and Memory
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology
dc.degree.name MA
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.degree.discipline Psychology
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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