Chapter 4 Self-concept

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Self concept definition, self concept cycle


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    List the three things you have to do to attain a positive self-concept
  • 2. 
    What is the definition of self-fulfilling prophecy?
  • 3. 
    What is self-concept?
    • A. 

      Is a relatively stable set of perceptions you hold of yourself

    • B. 

      Reliance on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources

    • C. 

      Is the awareness of the self as separate from the thoughts that are occurring at any point in time.

  • 4. 
    True or False. Self-concept determines so much of how and what you communicate.
  • 5. 
    Which of the following is one of the things you have to do in order to break the cycle of a negative self-concept?
    • A. 

      Try to change others to fit your personality

    • B. 

      Changing your verbal and nonverbal behavior

    • C. 

      Defend yourself when other people criticize you

    • D. 

      Take classes that will help enrich your self-concept

  • 6. 
    True or False. Our self-concept can be partially created from just our own thoughts about who we think we are.
  • 7. 
    What is reflected appraisal?
    • A. 

      Self evaluation process involved in determining the level of self efficacy.

    • B. 

      A person’s belief about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that exercise influence over events that affect their lives.

    • C. 

      Reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth.

    • D. 

      Our perceptions of the judgments about who we are from the significant people around us.

  • 8. 
    True or False. When most people reach their forties and fifties, their self-concept stops.
  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons why one's self-concept will be inaccurate?
    • A. 

      The vast majority of our self-concept is not based on objective facts but on subjective perceptions

    • B. 

      Very few people use current information on which to base their perceptions.

    • C. 

      Believing and focusing on the negative from verbal and nonverbal messages we decoded from significant others.

    • D. 

      Being out of balance and keeping up pretenses

    • E. 

      Not caring about what other people think and just appreciating your own abilities and accomplishments

  • 10. 
    True or False. Self-fulfilling prophecies control and influence some of the events in life that are life-changing.
  • 11. 
    What does perceived self means?
    • A. 

      The perceptions and beliefs about who you think you are.

    • B. 

      It's when you perceive someone through your frame of reference.

    • C. 

      Your interests, likes, dislikes, ambition, dreams

  • 12. 
    True or False. Idealized self is who we would like to be or think we should be.
  • 13. 
    True or False. The Social Comparison theory of self is when we compare ourselves to others.
  • 14. 
    In comparing ourselves to others, we must consider which ____________  _____________  we are using on which to base those evaluations.
  • 15. 
    A role is defined as
    • A. 

      The expected behavior of a person in any given position, job, or relationship

    • B. 

      A state, condition, or situation.

    • C. 

      An official position or a professional or academic qualification.

  • 16. 
    True or False. Role rectification takes place when you are in an environment where you take on the opposite role of what you usually play.
  • 17. 
    _______  __________________ is when we try to impress people with a version of ourselves we know to be false.
  • 18. 
    True or False. Roles are not independent.