when people are asked who they are they include demographics, physical characteristics, behaviors, interests, likes, evaluative info, interpersonal/social info, traits. Mostly information that they think makes them distinctive. When 6th graders were asked this question they mentioned things that were distinctive more often (like if they were older/younger than classmates, born somewhere different, the minority gender, different eye color/weight). how someone defines themself. A person's beliefs, experiences, and generalizations about the self, in specific behavioral domains. Common self schemas for college kids are weight/body, intelligence, independence, extraversion/introversion, masculinity/femininity. These self-schemas come from self observation, feedback from others, social comparison, but mostly culture. antecedents are that the group is cohesive, isolated, had a directive leader, stressful time, and poor decision making rules. The symptoms are the illusion of invulnerability, moral certainty, stereotyped view of out-group, self censorship, direct pressure to conform, illusion of unanimity, and mind guards. These lead to defective decision making which had incomplete survey of alternatives, failure to examine risks of favored alternative, poor information search, and few contingency plans. physically attractive people are judged to be kinder, stronger, more outgoing, more interesting, more exciting dates, more nurturing, better people. They are expected to have more prestige, happier marriages, more social success, more professional success, and more fulfilling lives.