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social psych feb 3 notes - Social psych Feb 3 Self...

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Social psych Feb 3 Self Presentation: the process through which we try to control the impressions people form of us (impression management) goals of self presentation: 1. appearing likable - express liking for others, create similarity, make ourselves physically attractive - we express our liking for others using both - verbal flattery (“i love your shoes”) - nonverbal behaviors such as smiling and mimicking their behavior -smiles of true enjoyment differ from false smiles in several ways 1. true smiles are my symmetrical ingratiation- being seen as likable 2. appearing competent - self promotion 3. conveying high status and power - why do we self present? - to acquire desirable resources - to help “construct” our self-images - to enable out social encounters to run more smoothly when? - when we think others are paying attention to us - when other can influence whether or not we reach our goals - when those goals are important to us - when we think observers have impressions of us that are different from the ones we
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