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Class Notes/Study Guides for Tests - TheSelf:Answeringthe

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The Self:  Answering the  The Self:  Answering the  question:  Who Am I? question:  Who Am I? Ch 4 Part 2
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Self-Verification Theory Self-Verification Theory People search for validation about  their self-concepts and prefer  interacting with people who see them  as they see themselves.  People are motivated to maintain their  self-views even when they are  negative Swann’s study (1992)
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Social Comparison Theory Social Comparison Theory Suggests that we compare ourselves to  others because there is no other  objective yardstick to evaluate  ourselves against The  Self-evaluation maintenance model   states that in order to maintain a  positive view of the self, we distance  from others who perform better and  move closer to those who perform  worse
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Self-enhancement Self-enhancement Downward social  comparison  - the process of  comparing  ourselves with 
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