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Lecture 2

PSYC 2160 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Collectivism, Individualism, Affective Forecasting


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2160
Professor
Piccone
Lecture
2

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SET 2
Spotlight effect
The belief that others are paying more attention to one's appearance and behavior than they really
are
Illusion of transparency
The illusion that our concealed emotions leak out and can be easily read by others
Self concept
A person's answers to the question, "Who am I?"
Self schema
Beliefs about self that organize and guide the processing of self relevant information
Possible selves
Images of what we dream of or dread becoming in the future
Social comparison
Evaluating one's abilities and opinions by comparing oneself with others
Individualism
The concept of giving priority to one's own goals over group goals and defining one's identity in
terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications
Collectivism
Giving priority to the goals of one's groups (often one's extended family or work group) and
defining one's identity accordingly
Interdependent self
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