Lecture 2 PSY220 Methods & Social Self (2013) shortened for PDF(1)

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Unformatted text preview: vide important informa>on about how to improve Someone “inferior” (i.e., a downward social comparison) can boost our egos, but not provide valuable info on how to improve My Ques>ons for You §༊  In everyday life, what kinds of social comparisons do you make? §༊  Are you ever “strategic” about the social comparisons you make? Self- Esteem •  •  The posi>ve or nega>ve overall evalua>on we have of ourselves Self- esteem is associated with posi>ve outcomes •  •  •  Achievement Sa>sfac>on with life Physical health Posi>ve Illusions •  Unrealis>cally posi>ve views of the self •  Exaggerated percep>ons of control •  Op>mism: sense that future offers promise and success Self- Esteem Overdose? Dangers of High Self- Esteem •  Psychopaths have inflated sense of...
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