WSU PSYCH 350 - From Past to Present (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
3
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 350 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 350 1st Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology II Social Psychology and Clinical Psychology III Social Psychology and Personality Psychology IV From Past to Present V Ethics in Social Psychology Research Outline of Current Lecture I Sense of Self II The Self Concept Current Lecture I Sense of Self a Develops at around 18 24 months of age b True or false Humans are the only animals who recognize themselves in the mirror FALSE Few other animals possess a sense of self o Great apes o Whales and dolphins o Elephants 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 o Magpies bird c The role of the self Capacity for self reflection is necessary for self understanding Self is heavily influenced by social factors Private inner self Public outer self One s private and public selves may differ d The ABCs of the self II Affect emotion How do we evaluate ourselves enhance our self images and defend against threats to our self esteem Behavior How do we regulate our actions and present ourselves according to interpersonal demands Cognition How do we come to know ourselves develop a selfconcept and maintain a stable sense of identity The Self Concept a Self is an important object of our attention Cocktail party effect b Self Concept the sum total of beliefs and feelings that people have about themselves At an early age centers around observable physical characteristics Sex age hobbies At later ages a greater emphasis on thoughts and feelings and on others opinions c Self concept is made up of self schemas Self schemas beliefs about oneself that guide processing of selfrelevant information Schema Greek word for form o A general outline of what we know about someone or something o Based on prior knowledge and experience o A schema guides and speeds up information processing Information consistent with a schema is quickly



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