ch 9 - Ch 9 Communication and Self-Concept Self an...

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Ch 9 Communication and Self-Concept Self an ever-changing system of persepectives that is formed and sustained in communication with others and ourselves Self-fulfilling prophecies expectations or judgements of ourselves that we bring about through our own actions Particular others specific people who are especially significant to us and who shape how we see ourselves (parents, peers) Reflected appraisal “the looking-glass self” the process of seeing ourselves through the eyes of others (not confined to childhood) Generalized other the collection of rules, roles, and attitudes endorsed by the overall society and social communities to which we belong (school, media) Direct definition communication that explicitly tells us who we are by labeling us and our behaviors (family, “you’re my sweet girl”) Identity scripts rules for living and identity (“always help others”) basic scripts are unconsciously formed by age 5 Attachment styles patterns of parenting that teach us how to view ourselves and personal
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course COM 134 taught by Professor Frymier during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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