social psych 7 - October 4, 2010 A-The Self: Structure...

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October 4, 2010 1- James’ I (experiential consciousness) and Me (self-concept) 2- Me a. Set of beliefs, feelings, and representations and understandings of who we are 3- Self-Concept** 4- Looking-glass self: Reflected appraisals a. Babies don’t have any representations of self, where does it come from? b. Reactions and feedback that child gets from other people b.i. To answer question who am i? the answer comes form what is reflected back to us by other people c. Our beliefs about ourselves come from how others respond to us 5- Cultural differences in self-concept: “me thinking” vs “we thinking” a. Two different kinds of ‘selves’---nobody is purely one or the other a.i. Independent self a.i.1. Personal, defined by individual traits and goals a.i.2. Personal achievement a.i.3. Conformity disapproved of a.i.4. Individualistic western b. People who construe the self in independent fashion tend to see self as independent and distinct from relationships and people in their lives b.i. Other people are separate and distinct from “Me” b.ii. Interdependent self b.ii.1. Social, defined by connections with others b.ii.2. We- group goals and solidarity; our social responsibilities and relationships b.ii.3. Egotism disapproved of b.ii.4. Collectivistic Asian and Third World b.ii.5. Thinks are integrated or woven together c. What kind of cultures generate independent and interdependent self? B-Belifs About the Self 1- Self-esteem: a global evaluation (affective judgment) about one’s value and competency a. Our attitude toward ourselves 2- Sample Items from Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale a. I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others b. I feel that I have a number of good qualities c. I am able to do things as well as most other people d. On the whole I am satisfied with myself e. At time I think I am no good at all f. **These are global purposely… 3- Rotters locus of control a. He or she is the cause of outcomes in his or her outcomes of life (internal locus)
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b. He or she believes that environment is cause of his or her outcomes 4- Bandura’s self- efficacy a. Beliefs about one’s ability to use their skills to achieve goals b. Locus of control and self-efficacy are correlated with self esteem c. Important because: c.i. Influences choice behavior c.i.1.
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social psych 7 - October 4, 2010 A-The Self: Structure...

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