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Chapter 5 - Self-Understanding Lecture Notes for 9/25/07
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What is the self? Write 15 responses to “I am…” What you wrote is a reflection of your Self- concept (the “me” ) Knowledge about who we are The act of thinking about it is Self-Awareness (the “I” ) We are not the only animals with a sense of self (chimpanzees, orangutans, dolphins)
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Differences in the Self-Concept East/West differences in the self-concept West - Independent view of self : define self in terms of one’s own thoughts, feelings, actions East - Interdependent view of self : define self in terms of one’s relationships with other people and their thoughts, feelings, actions Gender differences in the self-concept Women tend to be more focused on relationships Men tend to be more focused on group membership These are socialized differences!
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“The self is not a bowling ball” System of self-schemas One particular way of looking at the self-concept Within a particular schema - a dimension on which one rates oneself will be - High on the dimension Definitely not the opposite Important and without contradiction For Example - Independent : “I’m very independent, I’m definitely not dependent, and being independent is an important part of who I am”
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Actor/Observer Effect Other people’s behavior is caused by traits Our own behavior is caused by the situation The self as more complex than other people We are more aware of our own complex personality traits than others’ personality traits Our personality traits are viewed as more varied across situations We see a variety of self-schemas depending on the situation
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The Coherent Self Accessibility Working self-concept Situational attributions Blame the situation for inconsistent behavior Britney Spears says the excitement of Las Vegas is partly to blame for her recent 55-hour marriage to her childhood friend, Jason Alexander. "I do believe in the sanctity of marriage, I totally do," Spears told MTV's Total Request Live in a telephone interview Wednesday. "(But) I was in Vegas, and it took over me."
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But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff ‘tis made of, whereof it is born,
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course PSYCH 221 taught by Professor Signorella,margar during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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9-25_Self-Knowledge-part1-s-complete - Chapter 5...

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