feb 20 - The self: social aspects of the self Self esteem:...

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The self: social aspects of the self Self esteem: affective component Ego protection devices Self serving bias Self handicapping strategy : setting up a reason before hand when you expect to do poorly: example w/ drunk friends, pool Basking in reflective glory (BiRGing) : tend to associate yourself with an individual or a group that is doing well and hopefully you’ll be able to bask is some of their glory. You are not the cause of the glory, no internal attribution. Study at UMichigan: after a home football game win a significantly larger number of people wore Michigan apparel. Name dropping: they will drop positive people in their life… like Obama is my second cousin. . Mohammed Ali effect - people choose to evaluate themselves using dimensions that they are good at. (INDEX) Downward comparison --motivated to compare ourselves to someone worse off than we are—it makes us feel good about our status. Also people who downward compared and felt good about their grade didn’t do as well as people who were compared upwards (it
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This note was uploaded on 05/28/2009 for the course PSYCH 200.133 taught by Professor Dr.drigotas during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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feb 20 - The self: social aspects of the self Self esteem:...

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