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the Self in a Social World part 1
Transcript of the Self in a Social World part 1
in a social world
part 1 of 3
Spotlights and Illusions
Self Concept: Who am I
How would you feel going to school without taking a bath?
the belief that others are paying more attention to one's appearance and behavior than they really are
a tendency for people to overestimate the degree to which their personal mental state is known by others
social surroundings affect our self-awareness
self-interest colors judgment
self-concern motivates our social behaviors
social relationship help define our self
is your idea of yourself.
are specific beliefs by which you define yourself.
image of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future
Development of the Social Self
the roles we play
success and failure
other people's judgments
Self and Culture
Individualism vs Collectivism
Independent vs Interdependent Self
the "ME" generation
Western vs Asian Thinking
Culture and Self-Esteem
Explaining our Behaviors
Why did you choose Psych?
Why do you love that special someone?
When it comes to explanation of
sometimes we know sometimes we don’t.
We tend to dismiss the subtle factors or predictors of some of our behaviors.
Predicting our Behaviors
people have greatest difficulty predicting the intensity and the duration of their future emotions (Wilson & Gilbert, 2003)
– The tendency to underestimate the time of completion of task.
-Overestimating the enduring impact of emotion-causing events.
The Wisdom & Illusions of Self-analysis
Our self-knowledge is curiously flawed
Sometimes we think we know, but our inside information is wrong.
- Differing implicit (automatic) and explicit (consciously controlled) attitudes toward the same object
Self-reports are often untrustworthy-
The sincerity with which people report and interpret their experiences is no guarantee of the validity of those reports.