Social Psychology Notes 2/8-2/12
Social Psychology Notes 2/8-2/12 2606
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Claudia Mancl on Tuesday February 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 2606 at University of Colorado at Boulder taught by Brett King in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see Social Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Date Created: 02/16/16
Social Psych Notes 2/8/16 – 2/12/16 Social Self I. William James on the self a. Material self: who people see on the outside b. Spiritual self: who you really are, where sense of morality and free will come from, only show this to a few people in life c. Social selves: one has as many social selves for how many people they know II. Structure of the self a. Development of the self concept a. Does selfhood develop from hereditary influences or from environmental ones? b. Self-schema: organized set of experiences and knowledge that guides our self cognition a. Distinctiveness postulate: people focus on their unusual traits during self-analysis c. Objective self awareness: self focused attention on personal behaviors and beliefs a. General tendency for subjects to become self-critical during objective self-aware state b. Beaman et al Halloween study: two houses where a woman opens the door to trick or treaters and brings them inside and offers candy from a large bowl. The lady then leaves and says to take one piece. A mirror is placed in front of one bowl. Mirror brought out objective self awareness and children took more candy without mirror. c. Can objective self awareness alter personal attitudes? i. Jurors in front of mirrors more likely to demand stricter punishment for defendant ii. Cameras in the courtroom bring out objective self awareness? iii. Relationship between alcohol and objective self awareness: intoxication takes attention off self
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