9-23 - The Self Knowledge of who you are you, the agent is...

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The Self Knowledge of who you are you, the agent is doing the knowing A book who is able to read its self William James (1890) I and ME ME is like the library information information about you I is the person doing the seeking agent knower of the self Why are we interested in the self? the self is constructed from social information our social behaviors are influenced by self related factors we determine to a certain degree our behaviors by ourself When does the self emerge? Rouge Test activity of placing an infant in front of the mirror and put a mark of something on their forehead and see if they try to wipe it off Theory of the Mind Sallie Ann Test little dolls are shown to the kids and two dolls sallie and ann sallie puts it in drawer a ann puts it in drawer b The Self Concept often acts as a Schema one way that it's similar is that it can be primed Nature of Self: Schema Working self-concept The set of self-conceptions we are aware of at any given point in time priming depending on where you're at is what you relate yourself to motivation chronic, temporary Some traits are more important to the self than others Markus (1977) IV Schematic independent would have them describe themselves as this
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Dependent had them answer to a word and describe if it was them or not them Aschematic 3-4 weeks passed
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course PYSC 315 taught by Professor Kim,a. during the Fall '10 term at Texas A&M.

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