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Chapter 3: The Social Self. Part 1: Jan. 31, 2012. Self-Concept. Beliefs we have about ourselves Self-schemas are part of this: Recognize images of ourselves betw 18-24 mos. Then, social factors become important 5 main sources of forming the self-concept: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Chapter 3: The Social Self

Chapter 3: The Social SelfPart 1: Jan. 31, 2012Self-ConceptBeliefs we have about ourselvesSelf-schemas are part of this:

Recognize images of ourselves betw 18-24 mos. Then, social factors become important

5 main sources of forming the self-concept:Introspection, perceptions of our behavior, others influence, memories, & cultureSourcesIntrospection consider your own feelingsBut may be difficult to describe accuratelyWhat is Affective forecasting?

Impact bias?

Perceptions of our own behavior:Bems self-perception theory: what is it?

Self-perception can influence our emotionsFacial Feedback changes in facial expression can trigger change in our emotionExample?

New research on embodied cognition our judgments and behaviors reflect our bodys cuesExamples?

Self-perception can influence our motivationOverjustification effect what is it?

Childrens motivation research:

3. Influence of other people Social comparison theory (Festinger):

When is this most often used?

With whom do we compare ourselves?

Effects of context:

4. Autobiographical memories Recall earlier events to shape self-concept:What stages tend to be recalled?1.

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What is the effect of flashbulb memories?may not be accurate (self-presentation effects)

Culture & self-concept:Individualism (I) vs. collectivism (C)I cultures = C cultures = What is the focus of self-definitions in these cultures?

Markus research on the self as part of a group:

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