Ch 4 The Self pt1

Ch 4 The Self pt1 - Personal vs Social Identity Intragroup...

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The Self Answering the Question: Who Am I?
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Topical Outline The  Self  and it’s functions Ways of viewing the self: Self- construals Self-concept as a function of personal  identity vs social identity Impact of Salience
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Three Parts of the Self Self Interpersonal Self Or public self Self-presentation Member of groups Relationship partner Social roles Reputation Agent Self Or Executive function Decision-making Self-control Taking charge of situations Action responding Self-knowledge (or self-concept) Information about self Self-awareness Self-esteem Self-deception
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Who Makes the Self: The Self  or Society? Self-construal Independent self-construal Interdependent self-construal
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Unformatted text preview: Personal vs Social Identity Intragroup Comparison How am I different from the group? “I am fun” “I am soft-spoken” Experience the self as an individual – a person Intergroup Comparison How am I similar to the group? “I’m a member of ___” “I’m an African American” Experience the self as a group member “Who I Am” depends on the situation People see themselves differently depending on which relationships and which contexts are salient Salience is when something stands out from its background or is the focus of attention (distinctiveness)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 430 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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