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Course_Packet_Chapter_5 - What is the self An organized...

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What is the self? An organized collection of concepts and schemas that define how we perceive ourselves. Self-concepts are the content of the self and determine what we believe and how we feel about ourselves Self-schemas are the mental structures that affect how we organize and process social information.
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Functions of the Self Reflexive consciousness Self-knowledge can only be inferred or perceived in relation to the world Interpersonal self We learn about ourselves from other people Executive function Refers to agency, choice, control, and decision making
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Function of Self: Reflexive Consciousness Self-reference effect – the tendency for us to notice/remember information more if it pertains to us
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Function of Self: Reflexive Consciousness Self-awareness – the act of thinking about ourselves
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Function of Self: Interpersonal Self Self-presentation – our attempts to convey information about or images of ourselves
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 280 taught by Professor Stephaniemaddon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.

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