Lecture 4 - The Social Self 02/23/11 1 2 The Self ■...

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Unformatted text preview: The Social Self 02/23/11 1 2 The Self ■ private “inner” self self-reflection and self-understanding ■ public “outer” self influenced by social world ■ the ABCs: affect, behavior, cognition 3 The Self-Concept ■ self-attention “cocktail party effect” ■ self-concept: total beliefs about one’s personal attributes ■ self-schema: specific belief guiding self- relevant information processing – schematic traits v. aschematic traits 4 Development of the Self-Concept ■ self-recognition ■ temporally extended self ■ social factors – “looking glass self” – self as “relational” 5 1] Self-Recognition ■ Gallup’s “mirror” test – reactions when in front of a mirror – passed by humans, apes, dolphins, elephants ■ Gallup’s “mark” test – red dot painted on forehead – passed by apes ( but not those raised in isolation ) – passed by humans at 18-24 months old 6 2] Temporally Extended Self ■ game, red sticker placed on forehead...
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Freitas during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 4 - The Social Self 02/23/11 1 2 The Self ■...

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