2007_06_12 Self and Identity

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2007_06_12 SOC 340 Self and Identity 1. The Self 1.1.The self and it's genesis 1.2.Identities and behavior 1.3.Self-esteem, self efficacy, and mastery 2. Self-Concept – The “Who am I. ..” 2.1.Physical Characteristics 2.2.Sociological focus a) Social Identities – Class/Education/Income, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Religion b) Group Membership c) Role/Personal Identities Identity refers to our internalized, stable sense of who we are – including our role identities, social categories and personal dispositions (Burke 2003) Role Identity – Identities included within the self influenced by roles associated with various positions Social identity – Identities included within the definition of the self influenced by membership to a social category Identity salience Certain identities are central to who we are – while others are less so. Sheldon Stryker (2002) distinguishes identities on the basis of their importance;
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Unformatted text preview: important identities are higher up on the hierarchy of salience 2.3.Psychological focus a) Characteristics b) Behavioral tendencies can become roles 3. At the center of our worlds: our sense of self 3.1.Schemas: mental templates by which we organize our worlds 3.2.Self-Schemas: the elements of your self-concept, the specific beliefs by which you define yourself a) Influence how we perceive, remember, and evaluate both ourselves and others 4. The self as subject and Object of Action 4.1.The self is capable of reflexive behavioral a) The Self influences both I and Me, which influence each other Self is the source of agency Action is guided by an internal dialog Internal dialog between I and Me precedes action I takes over during action b) Internal dialog Self-differentiation Role Taking Using a symbol system or language system...
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