CEP260_Chapter_5 - Chapter 5 The Self 1 2 Agenda Quiz...

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1 Chapter 5 The Self
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Agenda Quiz Assignment Review Lecture - The Self Self-Concept Self-Esteem Identity Activity Self-Perception Self-Regulation Self-Presentation Group Discussion Assign Groups for Presentations Wrap-Up 2 2
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Breaking A Social Norm 3
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“I Am” Poem Please write a brief poem that describes important parts of your own personal identity. If you were asked to describe yourself, what would you say? The following are six types of things you might choose to talk about. 1. Foods 2. Special people 3. Things/events you remember 4. Family "sayings" 5. Places in the community 6. Your roots I am ____________________________________________________ I am ____________________________________________________ I am ____________________________________________________ I am ____________________________________________________ I am ____________________________________________________ I am ____________________________________________________ 4 4
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5 Self-Concept Definition of Self-Concept An organized collection of beliefs (schemas) about the self The Nature of Self-Concept Developed from past experiences Based on: traits, abilities, physical features, values, goals and social roles. Dynamic
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6 Self-Concept Influences current and future behavior Possible Selves: One’s conception of the kind of person one might become in the future. Attentive to goal-related information and goal setting.
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7 Self-Concept Self-Discrepancies: mismatching of self- perception. 1. Actual Self: qualities you or others believe you actually possess. 2. Ideal Self: Characteristics you or others would like you to have. 3. Ought Self: Traits you or others believe that you should possess.
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8 Self-Concept Self-Discrepancies and their effects Actual vs. Ideal disappointment, sadness Depression Actual vs. Ought guilt, anxiety, irritability anxiety disorders Effect of discrepancy depends on: Amount of discrepancy Awareness of discrepancy Importance of discrepancy to you
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9 Self-Concept Coping with self-discrepancies Change behavior Blunt self awareness (ex. Alcohol) Don’t focus on discrepancies or negative aspects of self
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Questionnaire 5.1 What did you find? 10 10
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11 Factors Shaping the Self-Concept Social Comparison Theory: Individuals compare themselves with others in order to assess their abilities and opinions. Can be used to assess abilities, maintain self- image or improve skills Reference Group: Set of people against whom individuals compare themselves (Upward and downward social comparisons)
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12 Factors Shaping Self- Concept Reference Group: Set of people against whom individuals compare themselves (Upward and downward social comparisons) Classic study: Morse & Gergen (1970) "Mr. Clean / Mr. Dirty" Subject expect to give a job interview. Interact with "Mr. Clean" (upward comparison) or "Mr.
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