HS102 Chapter 3

  1. Self-Concept
    The relatively stable set of perceptions you hold of yourself.
  2. Self-Esteem
    Involves evaluations of self-worth.
  3. Personality
    Characteristic ways that you think and behave across a variety of situations.
  4. Reflected Appraisal
    The fact that each of us develops a self-concept that reflects the way we believe others see us.
  5. Significant others
    People whose opinions we especially value.
  6. Social Comparison
    Evaluating ourselves in terms of how we compare with others.
  7. Reference Groups
    Against which we compare ourselves play an important role in shaping our view of ourselves.
  8. Cognitive Conservatism
    Tendency to seek and attend to information that conforms to an existing self-concept
  9. Self-fulfilling prophecy
    Occurs when a person's expectations of an event, and his or her subsequent behavior based on those expectations, make the event more likely to occur than would otherwise have been true.
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HS102 Chapter 3