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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a self-awareness unit of a standard emotional intelligence course. Topics covered include:
- Emotion influences on attitudes and persuasion
- Theories of temperament, self-perception and self-awareness
- How to improve self-esteem
- How to communicate in a self-aware and adaptive manner
- Self-understanding and self-concept
1. How Emotion Influences Attitudes and Persuasion
Emotions can be used to induce attitude change in a number of ways. In this lesson, we discuss how they can be used within persuasive communication to illicit both short-term and long-term attitude change.
2. Temperament: Definition & Theories
Some personality traits are with us from birth. In this lesson, we'll examine what temperament is, what it can tell us about how a person is likely to turn out, and look at Jerome Kagan and Mary Rothbart's theories about infant temperament.
3. Self-Perception Theory: Definition and Examples
Have you ever felt confused about what you were feeling? Self-perception theory offers an explanation for what people do when they aren't sure what they feel. In this lesson, we'll look closer at self-perception theory and some studies that tell us more about how we decide what we're feeling.
4. Self-Understanding & Self-Concept: How We Perceive Ourselves
Answering the question 'Who am I?' can lead to a solid self-concept and self-understanding. Watch this lesson to find out more about the difference in these two things, as well as the factors that go into each of them.
5. What Is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It
Feeling confident about yourself is called self-esteem. During the end of the 20th century, a self-esteem movement was geared at making children feel good about themselves. But did it work? What really improves a person's self-esteem?
6. Presentation of Self: Methods to Presenting The Self
All of us like to present ourselves to others as someone who is likable and successful. In this lesson, we discuss the concept of dramaturgical analysis as proposed by Erving Goffman. We also talk about the practice of idealization and how nonverbal communication can sometimes sabotage our presentation efforts.
7. Being a Self-Aware and Adaptive Communicator
To be an excellent speaker in the business world, you have to be self-aware and an adaptive communicator. This lesson will help you learn how to do that.
8. Self-Awareness: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we'll discuss the definition of self-awareness and its benefits to your life. Discover what can prevent a person from being self-aware, and learn about several tools to help you increase your self-awareness.
9. Ego Depletion: Definition, Theory & Examples
Is your willpower like a muscle that gets tired if you use it too long? In this lesson, we will discuss the concept of ego depletion, including its definition, the theories behind it, and examples of the effect.
10. Ego Resiliency: Definition, Theory & Scale
How resilient are you when something difficult happens? In this lesson we'll talk about a psychological theory known as ego resiliency that tries to understand how well people can adapt to difficult situations in their environment.
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