2nd Lecture-1-15 - COM 225 1-15-09 Self and Disclosure...

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1-15-09 Self and Disclosure Introduction: Understanding the SELF is the first step toward: Improving IPC and Relational outcomes Definition: SELF is an evolving combination of o Self-Awareness The ability to perceive yourself as distinct from the surrounding environment, and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. o Self-Concept Your overall perception of who you are, based on the beliefs, attitudes, and values you have about yourself. o Self-Esteem Your overall evaluation of your self-worth People with higher self-esteem: Report greater life and relationship satisfaction Show greater leadership ability, athleticism and academic performance Critical Self-Reflection What am I thinking and feeling? Why am I thinking and feeling the way I am? o Breakups are more common during final exam times and summer break on college campuses. This is due to external stress factors; studying, lack of sleep, too much caffeine. How
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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2nd Lecture-1-15 - COM 225 1-15-09 Self and Disclosure...

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