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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY-0001
Professor
Sam Sommers
Semester
Fall

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04/15/2014 13.4  How Do We Know Our Own Personalities Our self­concepts consist of self­knowledge Self­awareness is characterized by the experience of the self as an object The self­schema is the cognitive aspect of the self­concept The working self­concept is the immediate experience of the self at any given time Perceived social regard influences self­esteem Self­esteem is the evaluative component of the self­concept According to Sociometer theory, our need to belong influences self­esteem According to terror management theory, death anxiety influences self­esteem Self­esteem is associated with happiness Self­esteem is only weakly correlated with objective life outcomes We use mental strategies to maintain our views of self Positive illusions of self are common We e
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