Social Psychology

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Social Psychology

Lecture Notes 16: includes overview of social comparison, identities, and schemas

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University Of Connecticut
Psyc 1103 - General Psychology II (Enhanced)

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PSYCH 1103 1st Edition Lecture 16 Outline of Last Lecture Exam 2 Outline of Current Lecture I. Definition II. Social cognition III. Social comparison a. Evaluate many properties of oneself b. Temporal comparison c. Social comparison IV. Social comparison strategies a. Upward social comparison b. Downward social comparison V. Protecting the self a. Terror Management Theory VI. Social identity VII. Self-schemas VIII. Schemas for others IX. First impressions Current Lecture I. Definition a. There are no species with one population b. Study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence, and are influenced by others II. Social cognition a. Mental processes that give rise to people’s interpretation of, and reactions to, other people b. Self-concept: beliefs one holds about oneself c. Self-esteem: self-evaluation of one’s worth as a person III. Social comparison a. Evaluate many properties of oneself i. Intelligence ii. Honesty iii. Athleticism iv. Attractiveness

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