Social Psychology 8th lecture - Possible Selves Images of...

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Unformatted text preview: Possible Selves Images of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future Self-Esteem A persons overall self-evaluation or sense of self worth Evaluation of oneself as: Good or Bad Better or Worse Acceptable or Unacceptable Beliefs And Judgments Attitudes and Attributions Social Identity o The we aspect of our self-concept/self-identity; o The part of our answer to Who am I? that comes from our group memberships; o Concepts or categories that differentiate several people on the basis of similarities and differences in one or more characteristics: Sex Age Race Religion Social class Occupationetc. o Implies a definition of who you are NOT o Ingroups versus outgroups NOTE: When the beliefs of a schema are about social identity the schema is sometimes referred to as a stereotype. (a set of prejudices, attitudes, beliefs)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 003 taught by Professor Robwahl during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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