“But What Do I Know?” Metacognitive Processes of Those With Low Self-Esteem

Stephanie Lin, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA
S. Christian Wheeler, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA
Zakary L. Tormala, Stanford University, USA
Do people with low self-esteem (LSEs) have distinct metacognitive experiences? A pilot study suggests that LSEs do not trust their thoughts. Studies show that LSEs do not depend on their thoughts as much as HSEs to form attitudes, and become less polarized in attitudes after thinking about them.
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Stephanie Lin, S. Christian Wheeler, and Zakary L. Tormala (2013) ,"“But What Do I Know?” Metacognitive Processes of Those With Low Self-Esteem", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.