PSYC 2100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Narcissism, Self-Awareness, Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Self awareness related to the attention that is directed to oneself. How one defines the self can be different based on culture. Emphasis on the individual, including rights, independence, and differences from other individuals. Emphasis on the group and interrelatedness with others, including relationships, roles and duties. Self awareness two main types of self awareness: Internal states which includes your emotions, thoughts, desires, traits etc. Attention on how you are perceived by others. Self-awareness theory become more self aware and how we compare to standard set (of schemas). Id we do not meet this standard then it may result in unpleasant emotions. Eg teachers compare to standard by us or by what we feel is morally correct and not meet this standard feel a negative emotion like sick and having to teach there is a discrepancy with how you are regularly. When there is a discrepancy, people can their change their behavior in tune with standard or escape self awareness.

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