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the Self in a Social World part 1

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Desiderio IV Camitan

on 21 June 2016

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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
of transparency
a tendency for people to overestimate the degree to which their personal mental state is known by others
further more...
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
social comparison
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
Self Knowledge
Explaining our Behaviors
Why did you choose Psych?
Why do you love that special someone?
When it comes to explanation of
our behavior
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)
Planning Fallacy
– The tendency to underestimate the time of completion of task.

Impact Bias
-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.
Dual Attitude
- 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.
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