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Unformatted text preview: Occurs among friend groups Occurs when we want somebody to like us Occurs unconsciously, not deliberately to smooth social relations Self-evaluation maintenance model 2 fundamental self-evaluative processes o Comparison process comparing our own performance o Reflection process taking pride in others o Key parameters: Relevance of the domain TROUBLE when activity is central to our self-esteem Closeness (of the outperforming other) TROUBLE when we are close to the other person Performance TROUBLE when performance of the other is higher than ours o To reduce discomfort - distance self, change how relevant the task is to self, change your performance relative to the other o Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRGing) Relevance- activity is not central to our self-esteem Closeness close to the other person Performance performance of other person is high...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08