Self - Self-awareness: the knower, I These 2 aspects of the...

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Self-awareness: the knower, I These 2 aspects of the self create a coherent sense of identity You can at any moment access a specific chapter or add a new one “the I” Full content the “me” More self-awareness more accurate social interpretations More self-awareness overestimation degree to which external events are self-directed o Functions of the self Self-knowledge: helps us formulate and organize what we know about ourselves (self-schema) Self-control: helps us make plans and execute decisions (controlled social cognition) Self-presentation: helps us put out best foot forward (others) Self-justification: helps us put our best foot forwards (ourselves) Self-understanding: where does self-knowledge come from? o Introspection - the process by which people look inward and examine their own thoughts, feelings, and motives Limits Automatic thinking Causal theories – explanations for our feelings and behaviors are provided by culture? Ex: eating chocolate causes acne
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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.

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