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Lecture 3 1 - Lecture 3 PERCEPTION Self Perception The...

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Lecture 3 1/20/08 PERCEPTION: Self Perception: The self= Self concept (knowledge component) + Self-Esteem (evaluative component) is it a positive thing, or is it a negative thing Self Concept -Real self= one’s idea of what one really is -Ideal Self= a realistic image of what one would like to be Differences between these lead to self-concept discrepancies Self-Esteem - Inner self-esteem: global, consistent. And resistant to change - Vs. - Outer self-esteem: situational, temporary, and variable Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale It is an instrument to measure someone’s self worth Self-esteem studies - Joinson, A.N. (2004). Self-esteem, interpersonal risk, and preference for email to face to face communication Cyberpsychology & Behavior 7(august) 472-478 Methodology: Recruited through online APA listserv 265 participants 209 females; mean 34.7 Used Rosenberg’s scale: divided subjects into hi/lo (above 30/ below 30) Scenarios: asking for date and asking for raise People with low self esteem chose email over face to face. People with hi self esteem ranked
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