Identity - Lecture 3: Identity Monday, January 28, 2008...

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Lecture 3: Identity Monday, January 28, 2008 12:43 PM Connecting to Develop an Identity 1. Introduction A. Language helps us: 1. Create meaning 2. Connect to build contexts and cultures 3. Develop our identity B. Success in building a high signal to noise ratio is aided by strong identity. List the  top 5 labels for your identity. American, female, athlete, girlfriend, student, etc. 2. Identity A. Basic interpersonal needs 1. Each person, from birth on, strives to meet three basic interpersonal  needs that are  not negotiable.   2. Inclusion - desire to be accepted and respected within some group/family 3. Control-  desire to impact the environment to satisfy needs 4. Affection - desire to receive intimacy and civility from others B. Definition of Identity 1. A subjective collection of your attitudes and beliefs about yourself built up  over your life. 2. Goal: Build an identity to differentiate yourself from others 3. Identity is a self schema that is your own creation and always shifting 4. Yet, it is relatively stable, particularly as we get older. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Donohue during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Identity - Lecture 3: Identity Monday, January 28, 2008...

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