WSU PSYCH 350 - Self Regulation (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
6
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 6 Outline of Last 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 Outline of Current Lecture I Changes to the Syllabus II Self regulation III Ironic mental processes IV Methods for self enhancement V Strategic self presentation VI Self verification Current Lecture I Changes to the Syllabus a Exam 1 will be Wednesday September 18 b Exam 2 will be Wednesday October 9 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 c Exam 3 will be Wednesday October 30 d Class cancelled Wednesday November 6 and Friday November 8 II Self regulation a Is the process by which we seek to control or alter our thoughts feelings behaviors and urges b Self control is a limited resource III The more effort you spend on self control self regulation fatigue can set in Ironic mental processes a Sometimes the harder we try to inhibit a thought feeling or behavior the less likely we are to succeed b Example for the next 30 seconds think about ANYTHING but DO NOT think about a white bear IV Methods for self enhancement a Method 1 Self Serving Cognitions thoughts People tend to take credit for success and distance themselves from failure Ex I do everything around here wife to husband Most people are unrealistically optimistic b Method 2 Self handicapping behaviors designed to sabotage one s own performance in order to provide a subsequent excuse for failure Way of protecting self from seeing failure as due to a lack of ability sandbagging down playing own ability lowering expectations or openly predicting failure c Method 3 Basking in the Glory of others To raise our self esteem we of the bask in the reflected glory BIRG by associating with others who are successful To protect our self esteem we will cut off reflected



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