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Midterm 1 - SQ3 - Study Question 3 How do people organize...

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Study Question 3 – How do people organize beliefs and information they have about themselves? Use what you learned in class and from the text to (1) describe what self- schemas are, (2) to explain the differences found between people high and low in self- complexity, and (3) to discuss the characteristics associated with high and low self-esteem. I) People organize the beliefs and information they have about themselves into self schemas. [explain schemas and self-schemas]. A) How one organizes these schemas and how a person’s characteristics are divided between schemas comes from how one is informally taught in life how to organize the way they think about themselves, but the way most people in individualistic society’s organize self-schemas is by the roles they play. [self example of different roles and different sets of characteristics that go with each that are different but contain some similar elements]. The self-schemas are semi-related , as all schemas are, having a sort of running theme throughout them all that makes it evident that there is still some central personality among all the different roles one plays, although there are certain aspects to them that are domain specific , meaning that they are only activated when that particular self-schema is activated. B) A person’s “spontaneous self-concept” are those schemas that are activated at any one time, whether they be because you’re playing a role or for some other reason. II) Differences between people high and low in self-complexity : A) Self-complexity is dependent upon the number of self-schemas one possesses and on the degree of interconnectedness between all of those self-schemas. This
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 3080 taught by Professor Mccreary during the Fall '05 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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Midterm 1 - SQ3 - Study Question 3 How do people organize...

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