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Chapter 6 Vocabulary

The Self in a Social World

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a set of beliefs & feelings about something. Examples would include: stereotypes, prejudices, & generalizations schema
a schema about how people in certain roles (i.e. boss, wife, teacher) are expected to behave role schema
a schema about how a particular individual is expected to behave person schema
the set of beliefs, feelings, & generalizations that we have about ourselves self-schemas
the totality of our impressions, thoughts, & feelings; such that we have a conscious, continuous sense of being in the world self
one's psychological sense of one's physical being (i.e. one's height, weight, hair color, race, & physical skills) physical self
the composite of the social roles one plays (i.e. suitor, student, worker, husband, wife, mother, father, citizen, leader, follower, etc.) Roles & masks helps one adjust to the requirements of one's social situation social self
one's private, continuous, sense of being oneself in the world personal self
standards for behavior. a system of beliefs from which one derives standards for behavior ethics
one's perception of oneself, including one's traits & an evaluation of these traits. this includes one's self-esteem & one's ideal self self-concept
self-approval. one'e self respect or favorable opinions of oneself self-esteem
one's perception of what one ought to be & do. also called self-ideal ideal self
a period of serious self examination & self-questioning of one's values & direction in life identity crisis
the identity status that describes individuals who have resolved an identity crisis & committed to a relatively stable set of beliefs or a course of action identity achievement
the identity status that describes individuals who have adopted a commitment to a set of beliefs or a course of action without undergoing an identity crisis identity foreclosure
the identity status that describes individuals who are in the throes of an identity crisis; an intense examinations of alternatives identity moratorium
the identity status that describes individuals who have neither arrived at a commitment as to who they are & what they stand for nor experienced a crisis identity diffusion
the process by which we form understandings of others in our social environment, based on observations of how others act & information we receive social perception
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