Communication and Self Concept
Describe the attitudes/beliefs/values model of the self?
How does each relate to self-
The self is: the sum total of who you are, a process, and formed and sustained through
communication (roommate comments, etc.) It is an every changing system of perspectives.
[ABV model]: Self has a set of attitudes (favorable or unfavorable, like/dislikes, easily
changed), Beliefs (the ways structure reality, can change but not as easily), and values (right
or wrong, good/bad, cannot change easily at all).
Models: the 3 components are
: which is the physical representation,
self in interactions with other people,
General internal values, morals and
What are the three components of self according to William James?
How is each
Material self, social self, and spiritual self.
What is the difference between self-concept and self-esteem?
your description of who you
think you are
, how you describe what you
evaluate who you are
, perception of your skills, appearance,
and abilities (based on comparison).
How does a self concept develop through interaction with others?
Who we are is based on communication with growing up. Not born with a self,
develops through interaction with world, how others respond.
Interaction with others, association with groups, scripts and roles, self-labels, and
What are the four attachment styles?
How do they develop?
How do they relate to
Parents communicate who we are by attachment styles, which are patterns of parenting
that teach us how to view ourselves and personal relationships.
: What my parents are! :)
: negative view of love/relationships
: caregivers are uninterested (not worthy and unnecessary)
: caregivers are inconsistent (loving then not loving)