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October 8, 2009 Self Schemas- cognitive generalizations about the self in a specific domain Ex. I’m a smart person - derived from past experiences Self Schema in given domain: -process info about the self in that domain with relative ease -retrieve behavioral evidence from that domain -predict one’s own future behavior in the domain -resist counter-schematic info about self-resist general interpretation about self Gender Schemas (Markus) See how long it takes for people to answer yes about themselves -Cares about response time, ease of info processing People are faster to answer yes to consistency rather than non-consistency
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Unformatted text preview: Males are quicker to answer to masculine adjectives than female adjectives Effects of schemas on future behavior (Ruvolo and Markus) Participants were asked to imagine themselves being a) successful at work b) lucky at work c) failing at work despite clear effort d) failing because of bad luck Then they worked a test that measured persistence Temporally extended self: Possible Selves-Mental representation of possible future selves- What you might become-What you are afraid of becoming Introspection- when do we do it? When people report focusing on themselves, they report lower levels of happiness...
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