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17 Cards in this Set

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The origional "nutty professor," theorists from 50's and 60's- described the "I" and the "ME"
George Herbert Mead
The unpredictable and creative aspect of self- wants to have fun
organized set of attitudes of others assumed by the actor.."bowls are not for drinking"
Mead believed in __________, the process of internalizing other's perspectives; we label ourselves as others do and then act to fulfill those labels.
Self fufilling prophecy
We develope our "_______" through two sources
seeing ourselves through the eyes of a particular other ( people you care about)- particualr others are people who shape our self concept; we see ourselves through the perspective of others
looking glass self
collection of rules roles and attitudes endorsed by society in which we belong; media is the largest source
generalized other
"you are such a strong boy for not crying when you fell.”: communication that explicitly tells us who we are by specifically labeling us and reacting to our behaviors
Direct defination
“we don’t cuss in this family…we look both ways when we cross the street… we say yes maam.” A guide that defines our roles and how we should live our lives: they are like little “rules”.
identity scripts
the idea that we are most comfortable with people who are similar to us
we compare how simialr and different compared to our peers
social comparison
(johari window) known to others and known to self
(johari window) not know to others but known to self
(johari window) not known to others not known to self
(johari window) known to others but not known to self
theory that says humans find uncertainty very comfortable and try to reduce it. When we are is these situations we use observation, information seeking and seld disclosure to reduce discomfort.
uncertainty reduction theory
a Army General father shouldn’t talk to his kids the same as she would his sergeants.
Role Rigidity