2007_06_13 Self and Identity continued

2007_06_13 Self and Identity continued - 5.3.Self-Esteem...

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2007_06_13 SOC 340 Self and Identity Continued 5. Social Origins of Self 5.1.Self Schemas are produced in social relationships a) C.H. Cooley's Looking-glass self (1902) In interactions, people develop an idea of what specific other people Can't be entirely sure, just based off of interactions b) Mead's Play and Game Stage Children play roles, pretending to be the role that they can see role models playing As they get into games, they start to understand the roles of multiple others and how specific other people will respond c) Mead's Generalized Other Start to weigh actions as “what would the others think”? Can be me more specific, such as “what would the Christians think” or “What would the radicals think?” 5.2.Self-Awareness a) Taking the Self as an object of our attention b) Increased self-awareness makes us more honest; conscious control of behavioral Mirrors and video cameras
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Unformatted text preview: 5.3.Self-Esteem: How worthy am I? a) Our feelings of worth; the positive or negative evaluation of the self as an object b) Evaluative component of self-concept c) Particular domains (Crocker & Wolfe 2001) and global domains (Brown & Dutton 1994) d) Sources of Self-esteem and stable self concept • Social comparisons: using other people and groups as a point of reference • Reflected appraisals: the ways that we believe others view us • Psychological Centrality: ability to shift aspects of the self • Self-perceptions: observation of our own behavior 5.4.Self-efficacy refers to the belief in our ability to produce desired results from actions (Bandura 1997) 5.5.Mastery is a more general feeling of having control over external events (Pearling & Schooler) 5.6.Locus of control posits control as either internal or external (Gecas 1989) 5.7....
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