chapter 3: the social self
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DESCRIPTIONChapter 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
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?
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.
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: