MHR 405 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Fundamental Attribution Error, Confirmation Bias, Johari Window

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Chapter 3 lab notes
jan 9, 2015
Lab prof: Sathy S. Sritharakumar lecture prof: Kristyn Scott
Chapter 3 (perceiving ourselves and others in
organizations)
An individual’s self-beliefs and self-evaluations
“Who am I?” and “How do I feel about myself?”
We compare image of the job with our perceived and ideal selves.
Model includes:
1. Three self-concept dimensions
2. Four “selves” processes
Self-Concept Dimensions (3 C’s)
1. Complexity
People have multiple self-concepts
2. Consistency
Similar personality and values across multiple selves
3. Clarity
Clearly and confidently described, internally consistent, and
stable across time.
4. Psychological well-being higher when people have:
Multiple selves (complexity)
Well stablished selves (clarity)
Selves similar to each other and compatible with personal
traits (consistency)
Four “selves” of self-concept
1. Self-enhancement
Promoting and protecting our positive self-view
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Competent, attractive, lucky, ethical, valued.
Positive self-concept outcomes
Better personal adjustment and mental/physical health
Inflates personal causation and probability of success
2. Self-verification
Affirming our existing self-concept
Motivation to verify/maintain our self concept
Stabilizes our self-concept
People prefer feedback consistent with their self-concept
Self-verification outcomes :
Most likely to perceive information consistent with our
self-concept
We interact more with those who affirm/reflect our
current self-concept
3. Self-evaluation
Evaluating ourselves through self-esteem, self-efficacy and
locus of control.
Self-esteem
oHigh self-esteem – less influenced, more
persistent/logical
Self-efficacy
oBelief in one’s ability, motivation, role perceptions,
and situation to complete a task successfully.
Locus of control
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