Social SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS - 1. What makes up or...

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1. What makes up or contributes to the working self-concept? Explain how this works. - According to Markus & Worf, Working self is a subset that is accessible at a given moment (from the collection of self-representations) - It depends on the accessibility of the available knowledge of the self - The self-concept is considered to be a dynamic interaction which is not constant, but instead differentiates within each context. The working self is considered to be the interaction of how the the context of a situation influences the core self. The core self is explained to be a type of schema or guide that is personal to an individual and chronically accessible. By being chronically accessible, this internal guide can always be used, whether primed or not. Owing to factors such as the internalization and compartmentalization, the construal of the core self as determined by the situation one is placed in is ultimately called the working self concept. An example of this would be to compare Euro-Canadians and Asian-Canadians with respect to how they behave when placed in a similar situation. What will be observed is that the working self of the Asian-Canadians would be an interaction between the context of the situation and their core self to be part of a collectivist culture, whereas the Euro-Canadians would be more individualistic in their behaviour, thus highlighting a difference in behaviour to the same situation. 2. The principles of availability, accessibility and activation of personal and social information have been mentioned at times in the course. Explain adult attachment in these terms. - Mental model of relations with others * Formed with repeated interactions with caregiver (so AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY of memory so it can be activated faster and more often) * Key of attachment is feeling of security (child and adult) - Develops from interaction with caregiver - Ainsworth and strange situation showed that there are 3 sorts of attachments (because everybody is attached no matter what) - Study on stability of attachment model (which is constructed through lots of experience) - With time 1, you can classify 63% at time 2. Shows strong stability which implies that attachment model exists in your head and your future relationship experiences will depend on that model. (Baldwin) - Study on priming of relational models * Results found that we have Relationship Schemas that we take out when they are primed (in real life) * Really important because it can definitely have an impact on relationships you will have in the future, but ALSO, it has a big impact on coping skills - Lydon used example of Jenny in Forest Gump who had no secure attachment throughout her life and so she couldn’t stay with Forest because she didn’t trust him but at the end they ended
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2009 for the course PSYC 337 taught by Professor Lydon during the Spring '09 term at McGill.

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Social SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS - 1. What makes up or...

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