CMST1061Exam2 - Exam#2 Agent o As we grow and mature our...

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Exam #2 Agent o As we grow and mature our attitudes, values, and beliefs also grow o Communication theory: beings with self or self concept involving traits, roles, attitudes, and values o Self awareness: ability to look at yourself, how aware are you looking at yourself as a person o Self esteem: value you place on yourself o Public self: front you put on in public, the persona you create o Private self: who you truly are, your true self that only you know, sometimes you let people know sometimes you don’t 4 aspects of self o Spiritual: what we think and feel, thoughts, values, morals o Material: things you value and how it plays to who you are o Social: how we interact with others o Physical characteristics: your body, hair, eyes, how you act Self concept o How you view yourself o Determines how you view things and the choices you make o Stems from Attitudes: predispositions to how you respond, likes and dislikes Beliefs: how you choose to structure reality, what you believe to be true or false Values: enduring concepts of what is right and wrong o Real self: person you think you are o Ideal self: who you strive to be o Public self: what you let others see Identity management o How we manage our self o Face: socially approved identity o Face work: effort put into presenting your face o Front: whole appearance we present o Back: private self, where you go and can be your true self and show that o Characteristics of identity management Strive to construct identities Collaborative: look at feedback from other people Deliberate or unconscious: planning or not thinking of everything it just comes out Difference in degree of management: some are scriptures o Manner: how we act and choose to act o Appearance: what you choose to wear o Setting: where things occur Self esteem o Evaluates who you are
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o Positive or negative evaluations of you self concept o Feelings of self worth o Value you place on yourself o Originates from our achievement and confidence o Residual self concept: carries from each relationship; there’s always something left over High Evaluate our performances more favorably Feel more comfortable interacting with others Low Evaluate our self less favorably Perform poorly in front of others Find it difficult to defend our self Self fulfilling prophecy o Occurs when we verbalize a prediction or internalize an expectation that comes true because we act like its already true o Can turn into life scripts: fixed perceptions or ways you think of yourself o Self handicapping strategies: outlooks that prevent you from doing something new Social comparison theory: we compare our self to others to develop a feel for how our talents, abilities, and qualities measure up Life position o Developed in 1960s by Eric Burn o Are driving forces for work with others o Identifies 4 positions to describe our overall self worth and worth of others I’m ok, you ok: best chance for healthy relationship
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