012210 (The Search for Self-Knowledge) - The Search for...

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The Search for Self-Knowledge How did people get to think of themselves as they do? I. Initiators of the Search for Self-Knowledge A. Cultural Factors Passive i. The environment that we live in other environments might not require things that we think of as a need ii. Degree of fluidity the culture allows India has your life mapped out the day you are born while we believe that we can change our future in the United States B. Situations that Initiate a Search for Self-Knowledge i. Unique and rapidly changing situations ii. People deliberately try to learn new things in these situations iii. Ex Pregnancy 1. One group of women search all about pregnancy when they get pregnant. They have much better pregnancy experience and after-pregnancy experience compared to women who did not care to search for information on pregnancy C. Motives that Guide the Search for Self-Knowledge i. Self Enhancement Motive 1. People want to maximize the feeling of self-worth A. “I am better than others” 2.
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