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PSYC 215 Lecture 9 Studying Read the chapters (and ideally view lectures) at least twice. o Be sure you understand everything, including definitions of concepts. o Pay attention to research findings, particularly those given a lot of coverage. o Pay attention to details of the research and theory; apply to new situations. Resources for general study skills - http://www.mcgill.ca/science/student/general/advising/skills - http://www.mcgill.ca/counselling/ TA Amanda’s study tips: on MyCourses TA Amanda’s office hours (see MyCourses for information) Complexities of Insecure Self-esteem A number of years ago, he was at a sporting event, watching some kids play in an organized soccer league. He was sitting at the side lines. There was one father watching his son play intently and coaching him from the side lines. He was saying: “Kick the ball, watch out for that guy, etc.” If the son was doing it correctly, the father would yell out: “Yes, that’s my boy”. A couple of minute later, the son misses a pass and the father turns around saying: “No!”. The prof being a psychologist wondered if this might have an impact on the boy, as he was growing up to have a father coaching him and reacting to him in this way.. Why do we self-evaluate? What is the basis of low and high self-esteem feelings ? We do evaluate ourselves. Much of our day involves this process. We are trying to do something that we can be proud of. We strive to do things that will give us more positive self-evaluation because it feels good. Driving concern in Social Psychology: Probably everyone involved in social psychology has a slightly different motivation (only curiosity, have concern for social justice, understanding insecurity, etc.). Why do people feel certain ways? Because they construe themselves in certain ways. It is not easy to have self-esteem. Why do we even care if we have negative views of ourselves in some ways? Why does it make us feel bad? Ex. His car. He liked it. However, in winter he didn’t like it because it was low and didn’t work well in the snow. Then, in the spring he liked it again because it could go fast. His esteem fluctuated from time to time. The same is true about the self. One way to understand this is the expectancy value approach. Evaluation = Expectancy X Value E.g., evaluation of a car Expectancy (car goes fast) X Value (I want to go fast) You compare an expectancy and value. Put those two things together. It it brings you what you want, then you have a positive reaction. Emotional reaction arises from the underlying motive
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Our evaluative reactions to ourselves and the emotions that it creates derive from the same kind of thinking. What are the things that drive us, the motive that underlie our emotional reactions?
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