06-Self-control.ppt

06-Self-control.ppt - Where does self-control come from? I...

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1 Self-control & Self-awareness Lecture 6 Where does self-control come from? • “I dragged myself out of bed” – Who are these two selves and what is their relation to one another • I’m going to suggest that the nature of self-awareness will provide a major clue • Marshmallow video Are Prairie Dogs Self-Aware? Are babies self-aware? Are babies other-aware? What does the ‘other’ do? • Tells us about the world and whats in it • Treats us like we have a self • Tells us what kind of self we have • Tells us what kind of self we ought to have • Soothes our needs (regulate the self) – Food, clothes, shelter – Mom drags “me” out of bed
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2 How the other shapes our ‘self’ • We internalize their perspective • We treat our self like we have a self • We learn what we are like • We learn what we ought to be like • We learn to sooth our own needs – i.e., regulating the self – “I” drag “me” out of bed G.H. Mead (1934) Learn about self through reactions and feedback from others - see one’s social “objectness” through their eyes Reflected appraisals - the reflection of the self’s attributes as seen from the perspective of others – Flashlight/Mirror problem Self-knowledge not gained from introspection The Generalized Other (like Freud’s superego) Most basic self-awareness is social in nature ( you’re never alone) Generalized Other • The generalized other is like your internal simulation of what your mother and others would say if they knew what you were thinking and feeling
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 135 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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