Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture3_Oct3

Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture3_Oct3 - Course Information...

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Course Information Whistling Vivaldi – Assignment due on-line 10/10 by 1:30 PM – pdf and word version—just do one • Waitlist folks see us after class for add codes
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Dual Nature of Self • William James distinguished between – The ―known‖ – The ―knower‖ • We are both the book and the reader of the book – The book = self-concept – The reader = self-awareness
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Functions of the Self • Organizational function: – Schemas: mental structures that organize information. Networks of associations – Influence what we notice, think about, remember, etc. Self-schemas
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Self-Schemas • Generalizations – I am a mother; I am female; I am a fairly good cook; I am a life-long Philadelphia Phillies Phan • Specific Facts – I have a 5 year old son and a 2.5 year old daughter; I work at UCSB ; I have a (very dumb, but loveable) dog; I travel a lot; I do yoga and run • Specific Events – I played with my kids last night; I baked a cake for a school fundraiser last week, I traveled to Europe last summer; I will watch Phillies tomorrow; I go to prenatal yoga on Thursdays
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Self-Schemas • Self-schemas are cognitive representations about the self, derived from past experience, that organize and guide the processing of self-related information in the individual’s social experiences • Self-Concept is the sum total of the self- schemas
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Self • We pay attention more to self-relevant information Cocktail party effect • Information relevant to the self is processed quicker and remembered better: Self-reference effect
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Self-Referencing Effect 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Structure Sound Semantic Self Rogers et al, 1977
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Self • We pay attention more to self-relevant information Cocktail party effect
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course PSYCH 102 taught by Professor Klein during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-Lecture3_Oct3 - Course Information...

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