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Social Self

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Self concept the sum total of an individuals beliefs about his or her own personal attributes
Self esteem an effective component of the self, consisting of a persons positive and negative self-evaluations
overjustification effect the tendency for intrinsic motivation to diminsh for activities that have become associated with reward or other extrinsic facotrs.
Private self-consciousness a personality characteristic of individuals who are introspective, often attending to their own inner states
public slef-consciousness a personality characteristic of individuals who focus on themselves as social objects, as seen by others
self awareness theory the theory that self-focused attention leads people to notice self-discrepancies, therby motivating either an escape from self-awareness or a change in behaviour
Self- handicapping behaviours designed to sabotage ones own performance in order to provide a subsequent excuse for failure
self-monitoring the tendency to change behaviour in response to the self-presentation concerns of the situation
self-perception theory the theory that when internal cues are difficult to interpret, people gain self-insight by observing their own behaviour
self-presentation strategies people use to shape what others think of them
self-schema a belief people hold about themselves that guides the processing of self-relevant information
socail comparison theory the theory that people evaluate their own abilities and opinions by comparing themselves to others
two-factor theory of emotion the theory that the experience of emotion is based on two factors: physiological arousal and cognitive interpretation of that arousal
affective forecasting the process of predicting how one would feel in response to future emotional events
Bask in reflected glory (BIRG) to increase self-esteem by associating with others who are successful
downward social comparison the defensive tendency to compare ourselves with others who are worse off that we are
facial feedback hypothesis the hypothesis that changes in facial expression can lead to corresponding changes in emotion
implicit egotism a nonconscious form of self-enhancement
Created by: beckydydle