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Title: Exploring the Self-Concept


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Exploring the Self-Concept
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Self-Concept Impacts Perception
  • Self-Concept
  • All the things we think and feel about ourselves

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How does the Self-Concept Form?
  • Reflected Appraisal shaped by repeated feedback
    from significant others whose opinions we trust
  • Social Comparison we compare ourselves to
    others and then make an evaluation of ourselves.

You Are Great
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It is Multidimensional and includes the
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Perceived SelfA relatively stable set of
perceptions we each have about ourselves
  • Includes the self-esteem
  • our positive or negative evaluation of our self
  • may be realistic or unrealistic
  • develops at 6-7 months old
  • harder to change as we age.

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Presenting Self A relatively consistent set of
traits we exhibit across a variety of situations
  • Also called the Personality
  • May be manipulated through
  • Impression Management
  • The communication strategies people use to
    influence how others view them

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Impression Management may be created through
  • Manner
  • words and nonverbal actions
  • Appearance
  • personal items people use to shape an image
  • Setting
  • physical items we use to influence how others
    view us

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Desired Self
  • The person we would like to be.

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Three Selves Activity
  • Due Next Class

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Paint Me A Picture and Tell Me a Story
  • Essay
  • Five Paragraphs Introduction, Three Supporting
    Paragraphs , Conclusion
  • Narrative
  • Present your information in story style.
  • If I could paint my room
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