Intro to Social Psychology Exam 4 - self and identity

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Intro to Social Psychology Exam 4 Self in childhood - by age 3 and 4, understand selves in terms of concrete, observable characteristics related to physical attributes, physical activities, social relationshis, and psychological traits - self evaluations are unrealistically positive - don’t compare selves with others so don’t see their abilities as lacking - social comparison – coparing themselves with others in terms of their characteristics, behaviors, and possessions Personal fable – adolescents overly differentiate their feeling from those of others and come to regard themselves, and especially their feelings, as unique and special Eriksons theory of identity formation - identity confusion – an incomplete and sometimes incoherent sense of self that often occurs in the stage of identity vs identity confusion - identity foreclosure – premature commitment to an identity without adequate consideration of other options - negative identity – identity that stands in opposition to what is valued by people
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