WSU PSYCH 350 - Self Enhancement (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
4
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 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Self perceptions of Emotion II Self perceptions of Motivation III Understanding the Paradox IV Source 3 continued from previous lecture V Social comparison theory Outline of Current Lecture I Self enhancement II Self improvement III Source 4 Autobiographical Memories continued from previous lecture IV Variables V Source 5 Cultural influences on the self concept VI Self Esteem Current Lecture I Self enhancement a Downward social comparisons comparison to those who are worse of II Self improvement 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 a Upward social comparisons comparison with people who are doing better III Source 4 Autobiographical Memories continued from previous lecture a Typically report more events from the recent that the distant past Exceptions reminiscence bump among older adults Tendency to remember transitional firsts o Example first keg stand b Flashbulb memories serve as prominent landmarks in our autobiographies c Often motivated to distort the past in ways that are self inflated IV Variables a Collectivism group harmony b Individualism More concerned with self V Source 5 Cultural influences on the self concept a Contrasting cultural orientations VI Individualism one s culture values the virtues of independence autonomy to self reliance Collectivism one s culture values the virtues of interdependence cooperation and social harmony Self Esteem a Self esteem Afective emotional component of self consisting of a person s positive and negative self evaluations Those with a negative self image tend to be more depressed pessimistic about the future and prone to failure Those with a positive self image tend to be happy healthy productive and successful But is this always true No



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