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Lecture Notes for PSYC 2004 - Introductory Psychology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 3
Professor:Staff
Class:PSYC 2004 - Introductory Psychology
Subject:Psychology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
Keywords:
  • Active Strategies
  • Explicit Attitudes
  • Magical Thinking
  • Proactive Coping
  • Passive Strategies
  • Attribution Errors
  • Support Network
  • Control Problem
  • Psychiatrist
  • Forensic Psychology
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Chapter 14 The Social Self • Self-concept- what an individual knows and believes about himself or herself. “Who am I?” Personal knowledge of oneself, how we think about ourselves, influenced by interactions with and reactions from others. • Self-Esteem- how a person feels about himself or herself- reflects feelings. • Self-presentation- a person’s efforts to convey an image of himself or herself to others. Ex: if you think of yourself as athletic, you will probably do things to show your athletic skills to others. • Attributions- descriptions of the causes of behavior: Internal- a description of the cause of a behavior as originating from within the person. External- a description of the cause of a behavior as coming from events or situations outside the person. Ex: If you explained your poor test performance by using an internal attribution, you would conclude that you didn’t study enough or that you are not intelligent enough to do well in the course. If you made n external attribution you m...

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