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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Interplay between sense of self and...

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Chapter 2 Interplay between sense of self and the social world Egocentric bias o We focus on our own behavior in a social situation, so we may think it is equally the focus of others Illusion of transparency o Concealed emotions can leak out and be easily read by others (because we can read ourselves easily others can do that and interpret our thoughts also Spotlight effect o Feel your always being judged by other people, have a constant spotlight on yourself o Believe people are paying closer attention to your behavior than they really are o Gilovich, Medvec & Savitsky Uncool t-shirt experiment Researchers got students to wear a ‘Barry Manilow’ t- shirt into their class Students predicted that nearly half of the others would know who was on the shirt, know it was “uncool” Less than a quarter of the other subjects recalled who was on the shirt Self Schemas o Schemas Mental shortcuts we have about the world, organize and guide how we filter information about ourselves and
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