The Social Self

Social Identity. 2 Components.
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Conclusion to self-esteemWe want to feel good about ourselves and use a variety of means to do so.- Self-MonitoringMeasures the degree to which an individuals behavior is determined by the situation and others rather than on personal factors (beliefs, attitudes). How much do you control your behavior to present yourself in the most socially appropriate way?Self-Monitoring: HSM vs LSMHSM- Can detect deception. identity confusion. LSM- I Am who I Am.Self-Monitoring: Basic ComponentsConcern with social appropriateness of one's self presentation. Attention to social comparison information. The ability to control/modify self-presentation. ex: actors (HSM) manipulate and artists (LSM) Using this ability in situations. ex: saying hi to people you don't really like Cross-situational consistency or variability. ex: degree changes all the time.Self-Monitoring: Dating relationshipsHSM- more likely to terminate current relationships for other options & more partners in last year. Uncommitted orientations. Starts high but never grows. LSM- longer time in relationship. Level of intimacy higher. Committed orientation. Stars lower but grows.Adv and DisadvHSM- emotional health. intimate relationship. empathy. LSM- Deep friendship. genuine. honest. care less who loves does Self-Monitoring developExperience. family background. size of school.Conclusion of Self-Monitoringimportance of social situation but also individual differences (interaction of the two)