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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2 Spotlight effect the belief that others are paying more attention to ones appearance and behavior than they really are Illusion of transparency the illusion that our concealed emotions leak out and can be easily read by others Self-concept a persons answers to the question who am I? (What 5 answers might you give) Self Schemas Beliefs about self that organize and guide the processing of self-relevant information Self reference effect when information is related to our self concepts, we process it quickly and remember it well. Possible selves images of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future Development of the social self: Social experience influences include: the roles we play, the social identifies we form, the comparisons we make with others, our successes and failures, how others judge us, and the surrounding culture. Social Comparison Evaluating ones abilities and opinions by comparing oneself to others Individualism The concept of giving priority to ones goals over group goals...
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- Spring '08