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18 Cards in this Set

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a multidimensional process that involves forming and acting from social perspective that arise and evolve in communication with others and ourselves
self-fulfilling prophecy
acting in ways that bring about others or our expectations or judgements of ourselves
particular others
specific people who are significant to the selff and who influence the self's values, perspectives, and esteem
reflected appraisal
process of seeing and thinking about ourselves in terms of the appraisals of us that others reflect
generalized other
perspective that represents a person's perceptionn of the collection of rules, roles, and attitutes endorsed by social groups or the whole social community to which the person belongs
direct definition
communication that explicitly tells us who we are by specifically labeling us and reacting to our behaviors...usually occurs first in families and also in interaction with peers and others
identity scripts
guides to action based on rules for living and identity...initially communicated in families...they define our roles, how we are to play them, and basic elements in the plot of our lives
attachment styles
patterns of interaction between a child and primary caregiver that teach children who they are, who others are, and how to approach relationships
secure attachment
fostered by a caregiver who communicates with an infant in consistently loving and attentive ways...inclines people to view themselves and others as worthy and to be comfortable both alone and in intimate relationships
fearful attachment
fostered by a caregivers dismissive, rejecting, or abusive treatment, the fearful style may lead people to perrceive themselves as unworthy of love
dismissive attachment
fostered by a caregivers disinterested, rejecting or abusive treatment of a results in a view of others as unworthy of love and the self as adequate yet removed form intimate relationships
anxious/ambivalent attachment
fostered by inconsistent treatment by a caregiver and may lead to a preoccupation with relationships, both wanting and fearing intimacy
social comparison
comparing ourselves with others to form judgements of our talents, abilities, qualities, and so forth
revealing personal information about ourselves that others are unlikely to discover in other ways
people who communicate positive messages about us and our worth
person who communicates negatively about us and our worth
people who attack a persons' self esteem...may be others or people who attack themselves
self-talk that communicates we are no good, we can't do something, we can't change, and so undermines belief in ourselves and motivation to change and grow