l2 - The Social Self ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social...

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ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social self The Social Self
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ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social self Lecture contents Introspection How useful are self-reports? Self-perception Can others’ behaviours change who we are? How is depression possible?
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ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social self The self-concept The self-concept is the sum total of a person’s beliefs (i.e., cognitions) about their own personal attributes. These beliefs can be about affect, behaviour, (other) cognitions, motives, etc. Sometimes evaluations of these beliefs (i.e., self- esteem ) is considered part of the self-concept.
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ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social self The development of self-awareness and identity ‘Subjective’ self-awareness ‘Objective’ self awareness Symbolic self-awareness
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ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social self Self-assessment: The perils of introspection People often cannot explain the causes and correlates of their own behaviour. Wilson (1985) Analysing the reasons for our preferences and actions (e.g., choosing a painting) may make us reach decisions we later come to regret. Analysing the reasons for our preferences and actions (e.g., ranking jams) may make us reach objectively bad decisions. Analysing the reasons why we are in romantic relationships can reduce our satisfaction with them.
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ATP 2: Social Psychology 2: The social self Benefits of introspection Need to match introspection ‘type’ (i.e., of feelings, of
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