Chapter 2 - Chapter 2- The Self in a Social World Spotlight...

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Chapter 2- The Self in a Social World Spotlight effect- The belief that others are paying more attention to one’s appearance and behavior  than they really are. Illusion of transparency- The illusion that our concealed emotions leak out and can be easily read by  others. Self-concept- A person’s answers to the question “Who am I?”. Self-schema- Beliefs about self that organize and guide the processing of self-relevant information. Self-reference effect- The tendency to process efficiently and remember well information related to  oneself. Possible selves- Images of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future.
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Social comparison- Evaluating one’s abilities and opinions by comparing oneself with others. Individualism- The concept of giving priority to one’s own goals over group goals and defining one’s  identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications. Collectivism- Giving priority to the goals of one’s groups (often one’s extended family or work group) 
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