Ch 6 Notes - Psyc 112 5 Oct 09 CHAPTER 6- THE SELF WHAT IS...

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5 Oct 09 CHAPTER 6- THE SELF WHAT IS THE SELF Self-Conception Self-Esteem part of an overall tendency to see things more optimistically/ pessimistically partially contributions from input of peers, role models, authority figures, etc Emotional Understanding viewing self across occupational, relational, moral lines COGNITIVE CHANGES “Self” Becomes More Abstract young child describes self I can run very fast I help mommy grown person can integrate contradictory traits; “ I am usually very nice, but sometimes I can lose my  temper and be very mean” more complex traits more abstract traits More Complex “False Self” changing presentation of self to receive more social acceptance or attention SELF-ESTEEM The extent to which you like yourself Relevant /c related to global sense of well-being Low self-esteem interferes with ability to adapt to life’s mishappenings Baseline vs. Barometric baseline as an average measure of self-esteem barometric as a situational measure of self-esteem
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Ch 6 Notes - Psyc 112 5 Oct 09 CHAPTER 6- THE SELF WHAT IS...

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