COM 103 Chapter 2 Outline

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COM 103 Chapter 2 Outline Objectives: To appreciate the role of communication in the development of the self To understand how your conception of yourself influences your interaction with others To know how people present themselves to others To be able to present an authentic self I. Developing the Self through Communication A. The Emergence of Self Concept 1. Self-awareness- the consciousness of our existence of an understanding of ourselves 2. Self-concept- a relatively consistent image or set of perceptions that you have about yourself B. Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us 1. Generalized other- represents a composite of society’s norms and values C. The Power of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies 1. Self-fulfilling prophecy- the tendency to live up to the expectations created for us II. Communication and Identity A. Identity- refers to the conception of oneself as a member of a group or category 1. Self sex, family, academic major, religion, political affiliation, education, age, regional origin, hobby/recreation, occupation, sexual orientation, ethnicity B. Gender and Identity 1. Sex and Gender a.
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