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Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self

Comm 150: Interpersonal Theory and Communication

Alexsa Cordova

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self

summary and key terms Communication and Identity: Creating and Presenting the Self self-concept: perceived self: occurs when a person's expectations of an event, and his or her subsequent behavior based on those expectations, make the even more likely to occur than would otherwise have been true
Holding an expectation
Behaving in accordance with that expectation
The expectation coming to pass
Reinforcing the original expectation Self-fulfilling prophecy Other factors that affect the self-concept are culture, sex/ gender, social environment, etc. other factors Identity management occurs for two reasons. Many times it aims at following social rules and conventions. At other times it aims at achieving a variety of content and relational goals.

Communicators engage in creating an identity by managing their manner, appearance, and the settings in which they interact with others.

Occurs both face-to-face and mediated communication. Identity management self-esteem: part of the self-concept that involves evaluations of self-worth. the relatively stable set of perceptions you hold of yourself presenting self: the person you believe yourself to be in moments of honest self evaluation a public image; the way we want others to view us; sometimes referred to as one's face Stand and Deliver Akeelah and the Bee The self concept is created through messages from significant others-reflected appraisal-and through social comparison with reference groups
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