Chapter 2 Outline

Chapter 2 Outline - Chapter 2 The Self in a Social World I...

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Chapter 2: The Self in a Social World Jessica Seybold I. We are the center of our own world (self-focused perspective) A. Spotlight effect- the belief that others are paying more attention to ones appearance and behavior than they really are. B. Illusion of transparency- the illusion that our concealed emotions leak out and can be easily read by others. In other words, we can hide our emotions better than we think. C. Other examples of the interaction between our sense of self and the social world 1. Social surroundings affecting self awareness-we notice how we are different and how others react to it. 2. Our own self-interest colors our social judgment making it hard to be objective 3. We do things in public or for others to benefit ourselves 4. We act differently depending on who we are around II. Self-Concept-a person’s answers to the question “Who am I?” A. Elements of your self-concept 1. self-schemas- beliefs about ourselves that organize and guide the processing of self-relevant information 2. possible selves- images of what we dream of or dread becoming
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 321 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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