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PSYC 2606 1st Edition Lecture 7Outline of Last Lecture - I. Overview of the self A. individual self, relational self, collective self, looking glass self, working self conSelf encept, trait self esteem, state self esteemII. Important definitions A. independent self construal, interdependent self construal, social comparison theory, self schema, self reference effect, self complexity theory, self esteem Outline of Current Lecture - I. Important definitions A. sociometer hypothesis, self enhancements, better than average effect, self evaluation maintenance model, self verification, self assessment, self regulation, possible self, self discrepancy theoryCurrent Lecture - ● Sociometer hypothesis - internal marker reflecting on how others view your (similar to looking glass effect) ○ ex. people looking at you as a good person and so your self esteem is high ● Self Enhancements - idea that we are motivated to look at ourselves in a way that will protect our self esteem ○ better than average effect - we tend to look at ourselves as above many people ○ self evaluation maintenance model - when we have a positive trait, we compare ourselves to those that we are better than. We care more about comparison with traits in relation to people that we care about. ● Self Verification - we strive for things to verify ourselves by what we associate/value about ourselves (things we already believe) ● Self Assessment - when you are trying to accurately understand something about yourself○ ex. taking an IQ test ■ can be detrimental to our self esteem if we score lower than we thought wewould ● Self Regulation - a process that people use to initiate, alter, or pursue their behavior when striving for a goal (ex. not eating junk food when training for the olympics) ○ possible self - imaginary/hypothetical person that you aspire to be in the future ○ self discrepancy theory - our behavior is motivated by our “ideal self” (what we aspire to be) and our “should self” (what we should have done) and how it differs from your “actual self” These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.○ promotion focus - when talking about our ideal self ○ prevention focus - (associated with the “should self”) regulates behavior to avoid“should


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