Lecture 4 Notes
expectations about our abilities to accomplish certain tasks
when attention is turned to the self
things that bring about self-awareness:
having your picture taken
being evaluated by others
Lecture 3 Notes
Labeling Arousal States
Dutton & Aron (1974)
attractive female experimenter asked males passing by to
complete a survey
on a scary rope bridge, or
at the end of the bridge
after filling out the survey, she gave them her phone number
Lecture 2 Notes
self-knowledge is derived from different sources based on the
traits importance to us
rely on beliefs, attitudes, affective preferences
observe our own behavior
Culture and the Self
Lecture 1 Notes
What is the Self?
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
Self: the entire person of an individual
the collection of beliefs we hold about ourselves
Implicit vs. Explicit Measures
In Class Assignment
1. We have a drive to evaluate our opinions and abilities accurately.
2. Without objective standards, we evaluate ourselves by comparing
ourselves with others.
3. We prefer to compare ourselves to similar others.
4. Social Comparison T
1. Festinger (1954)
3. Making a Good Impression
a. conform to the norms of the social situation
b. match the behaviors of other people
c. Self Promotion
c.i. conveying positive information about the self to others
verbally or thr
EXAM 3 Study Guide
Define an attitude and identify its components. Discuss the differences between cognitively based attitudes
and affectively based attitudes.
Is there evidence for the biological basis of attitudes? Why or why not?
How do learn
EXAM 2 Study Guide
What is person/social perception?
What are the different channels of verbal communication?
What are the functions of nonverbal behavior? What effects can nonverbal communication have
on verbal communication?
What is Da
EXAM 1 Study Guide
What is social psychology? What distinguishes it from folk wisdom? From philosophy? From
personality psychology? From sociology? From other social sciences? What two fields is social
psychology most similar to?
What is the
Class Quiz 4
a. when death is made salient, participants actively attempt to
suppress thoughts of it (Greenberg et al., 2001)
2. Motivation and the Self
3. Self-Evaluation Maintenance Model (Tesser, 1988)
a. how do we deal with the perf