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Unformatted text preview: careers-back then, no choices to be made - we have so many choices today - especially who to marry-back in the day, u generally either married ur neighbor or arranged marriage or no marriage at all-choosing where to live is a big choice today too - no choices about that back then either-ppl spent their whole lives living in the same house as parents - no choice-religion - everyone back then had the same religion and there was no discussion or debate about it-1000 years ago, ppl most likely didnt have to make the choices we make today - basically all these choices are how we describe ourselves-ex: suicide-its largely shame of self - if u dont have self or shame of self, u wouldnt have suicide-its a relatively new construct-personality not same as identity - we can have personalities, but our identities are diff-we identify with specific goals/values, but it may not be our personality...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course PSYCH 135 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.
- Fall '08
- Social Psychology