Chapter 3 Notes

Chapter 3 Notes - Chapter 3 Notes: The Social Self *ABC's...

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Chapter 3 Notes: The Social Self *ABC’s of the Self: Affect, Behavior, Cognition *Self-Concept: Refers to the sum total of beliefs that people have about themselves. -Made up of Self-Schemas -Beliefs about oneself that guide the processing of self-relevant info. *Except for humans, only great apes are capable of self-recognition *Most infants begin to recognize themselves in the mirror at 18-24 months *Affective Forecasting: The process of predicting how one would feel in response to future emotional events. *Durability Bias: When people overestimate the strength and duration of their emotional reactions. *Self-Perception Theory ( Daryl Bem)- The theory that when internal cues are difficult to interpret, people gain self insight by observing their own behavior. *Facial Feedback Hypothesis (James Laird)- The hypothesis that changes in facial expression can lead to corresponding changes in emotion.
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