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Psychology 360: Introduction to Social Psychology Dr. Stone, Fall 2007 Lecture #3 Social Psychology of the Self What is the self and self-esteem? I. Representation of the self II. Self-evaluation III. Development of the self IV. How does self-evaluation guide behavior? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. What is the self? 1. Self-schema -all categories attributes and traits that make up our self concept 2. Working self- knowledge- the aspect of the self concept brought to mind by the situation or by personal needs 3. Possible selves/Feared selves – representations of the kind of people we hope to become or avoid becoming II. Self-evaluation 1. What is self-esteem ? A global evauation of the self from positive to negative How do we get the evaluation? James (1890): " the overall ratio of our successes to our pretensions." Problems with this viewpoint : 1
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Psychology 360: Introduction to Social Psychology Dr. Stone, Fall 2007 1. Bottom up assumption: are self attributes the only source? 2. Average of all attributes: how is this done? 3. Where is feeling? Top down
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 360 taught by Professor Stone during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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