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Department
Communications
Course
CMNS 1115
Professor
W.Yeung
Semester
Winter

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Self and generalized self Through social interaction we develop a self-concept – “me” Generalised other: “a composite perspective from which we see ourselves” – it consists of • How we perceive others to see us – through interpreting their actions & words in response to our actions and words • How we perceive and interpret our society’s/culture’s standards or normative guidelines for performing roles relevant to us Significant others: those with a particularly strong influence on self- concept • Orientation: they provide us with a language through which to understand our reality - including our place in it and our identity Mirroring their responses are formative of our self-concept - we normally adapt our behaviour to meet what we see as their expectations The perfor
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