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Chapter 2 - The Self In A Social World

The dark side of self esteem narcissism delroy and

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Unformatted text preview: nts Immune neglect Tendency to neglect the speed and strength of the “psychological immune system” which enables emotional recovery and resilience after bad things happen Self- Knowledge The Wisdom and Illusions of Self- Analysis Dual attitude Automatic implicit attitudes regarding someone or something often differ from our consciously controlled, explicit attitudes Self- Esteem Our overall self- evaluation or sense of self- worth Specific self- perceptions have some influence Feedback is best when it is true and specific Self- Esteem MoKvaKon Self- esteem maintenance Self- esteem threats occur among friends whose successes can be more threatening than that of strangers Terror Management Theory states humans must find ways to manage their fear of death. The “Dark Side” of Self- Esteem Narcissism Delroy and Williams (2002) “The Dark Triad” of negative traits Narcissism Machiavellianism (manipulativeness) Antisocial psychopathology Perceived Self- Control Effortful self- control depletes our limited willpower reserves Our brain’s “central executive” consumes available blood sugar when engaged in self- control Self- Efficacy How competent we feel on a task Leads us to set challen...
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