Chapter 2 - The Self In A Social World

Roles we play social identities we form comparisons

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Unformatted text preview: a Beliefs about self that organize and guide the processing of self- relevant information Possible Selves Images of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future Development of the Social Self What Determines Our Self- Concept? Roles we play Social identities we form Comparisons we make with others How other people judge us Surrounding culture Development of the Social Self The Roles We Play New roles begin as playacting then become reality Social Comparisons We compare ourselves with others and consider how we differ We tend to compare upward Can diminish satisfaction Development of the Social Self Success and Failure Our daily experiences cause us to have empowerment or low self- esteem Other People’s Judgments Looking- glass self How we think others perceive us as a mirror for perceiving ourselves Self and Culture Individualism Concept of giving priority to one’s own goals over group goals and defining one’s identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications I...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2014 for the course PSY 331 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '06 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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