Lecture 3 - Com 100 - Lecture 3: Identity Connecting to...

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Lecture 3: Identity Connecting to Develop an Identity I. Introduction A. Language helps us: A.1. Create meaning A.2. Connect to build context and cultures A.3. Develop our identity B. Success in building a high signal to noise ratio is aided by strong identity. List the top 5 labels for your identity. American, female, athlete, girlfriend, student, etc. II. Identity A. Basic Interpersonal Needs A.1. Each person, from birth on, strives to meet three basic interpersonal needs that are not negotiable . A.2. Inclusion – Desire to be accepted and respected within some group/family A.3. Control – desire to impact the environment to satisfy needs. A.4. Affection – desire to receive intimacy and civility from others B. Definition of Identity B.1. A subjective collection of your attitudes and beliefs about yourself built up over your life. B.2. Goal: Build an identity to differentiate yourself from others. B.3. Identity is a self schema that is your own creation and always shifting. B.4. Yet, it is relatively stable, particularly as we get older. B.5. Different than Self Esteem B.6. Self Esteem: The evaluation of self in comparison to your ideal self B.7. Protecting identity is a key goal. It often overrides need for self preservation. For example, Identity is central element in a suicide
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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Lecture 3 - Com 100 - Lecture 3: Identity Connecting to...

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