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Jeff Mab ry Sarah Johnson Dillon May Robert Rabon Caroline Anderson Self-esteem on Men and Women in Satisfaction of Life
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Men and woman come in contact with prejudice often. Woman however experience significantly more amounts of overt prejudice and prejudice- related negative outcomes in their daily life. Does this increase create different responses between men and woman and how happy they are with their lives? With the following concepts we explain how prejudice is interpreted and acted upon. Looking-glass Self Upward Social Comparison Downward Social Comparison Impression Management Self-serving Attribute Biases Overview
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Looking-glass Self Theory developed by Charles Horton Cooley in 1902. People do not form their identity based upon reality, but rather upon how they believe others perceive them.
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“Self and society are twin- born” Our culture and media has molded the image of the perfect body and the perfect personality. Gender stereotypes projected from society onto individuals. Feminine/Masculine Sensitive/Aggressive Social Dress code This can often cause people, including men and women to have self esteem issues
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Effects on Individuals Men and women both deal with this issue but they often have different ways of dealing with it. Not every individual is affected the same way. When asked about their life satisfaction people will answer in a variety of ways. Some are dissatisfied because they feel that they do not fit into the “false ideal image” that society has placed on them. Others are less affected by the opinions of others and therefore are more satisfied with their own lives.
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Social Comparison Social Comparison : Evaluating one’s opinions and abilities by comparing oneself to others. Stems from the human desire to assess our own opinions and abilities. We are persuaded most by people in our “reference groups”. Reference Group : Group of people who we identify with.
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Upward Social Comparison Upward Social Comparison : When a person compares himself/herself to others who are performing more effectively relative to himself/herself.
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