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Ch 4: The Self in a Social Context: Homework Help

About This Chapter

The Self in a Social Context chapter of this Social Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their self in a social context homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your self in a social context homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your self in a social context homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Executive and organizational functions
  • Gender and cultural differences
  • Introspection and self-awareness theory
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in education
  • Two-factor theory of emotions
  • Self-comparison theory
  • Self-monitoring, ingratiation and self-handicapping
  • Impression management
  • Attributions and correspondence bias in psychology
  • Effort justification
  • Self-serving attributions

16 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Self in a Social Context: Homework Help
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Self: Executive and Organizational Functions & Gender and Cultural Differences

1. The Self: Executive and Organizational Functions & Gender and Cultural Differences

How people view themselves has a lot to do with how they view the world around them. This lesson looks at the self, including its executive and organizational functions and gender and cultural differences in constructing a self-image.

Introspection and Self-Awareness Theory in Psychology: Definition & Examples

2. Introspection and Self-Awareness Theory in Psychology: Definition & Examples

How do introspection and self-awareness affect the way we view ourselves? In this lesson, we'll look at the definition, examples, and effects of introspection and self-awareness.

Self-Perception Theory: Definition and Examples

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.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

4. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples

Intrinsic and extrinsic are the two types of motivation. Learn more about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from definitions and examples, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Two-Factor Theory of Emotions: Definition and Relation to the Misattribution of Arousal

5. Two-Factor Theory of Emotions: Definition and Relation to the Misattribution of Arousal

Psychologists have found two parts of emotion: the physiological symptoms and the thoughts that define what we are feeling. In this lesson, we'll learn more about the two-factor theory of emotion and a related phenomenon, the misattribution of arousal.

Social-Comparison Theory: Upward vs. Downward

6. Social-Comparison Theory: Upward vs. Downward

When people compare themselves to others in order to measure success, it is called self-comparison. In this lesson, we'll learn about two specific types of self-comparison: upward social comparison and downward social comparison.

Self-Monitoring, Ingratiation, and Self-Handicapping: Definition & Examples

7. Self-Monitoring, Ingratiation, and Self-Handicapping: Definition & Examples

People often engage in ingratiation, self-handicapping, and self-monitoring in order to influence the way others view them. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look at some examples of each of these impression management behaviors.

Impression Management: Festinger's Study of Cognitive Dissonance, Post-Decision Dissonance & Counterattitudinal Advocacy

8. Impression Management: Festinger's Study of Cognitive Dissonance, Post-Decision Dissonance & Counterattitudinal Advocacy

When people feel discomfort because their beliefs and behaviors aren't in sync with each other, it is called cognitive dissonance. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cognitive dissonance and two related phenomena: post-decision dissonance and counter-attitudinal advocacy.

Attributions and the Correspondence Bias in Psychology: Definition & Dispositions vs. Situational Behavior

9. Attributions and the Correspondence Bias in Psychology: Definition & Dispositions vs. Situational Behavior

How do we explain other people's behavior? In this lesson, we'll learn about the types of attributions that we use to explain behavior, as well as two biases that are common when we're looking at other people's behaviors.

Effort Justification: Aronson & Mills Study, Examples & Applications

10. Effort Justification: Aronson & Mills Study, Examples & Applications

People who reach a goal and then discover that it wasn't worth the effort often feel the need to justify the effort they put into it. In this lesson, we'll look at how people engage in effort justification, examine a classic study on the topic, and look at some real-world applications.

Self-Serving Attributions: Definition, Bias & Examples

11. Self-Serving Attributions: Definition, Bias & Examples

How do we make sense of the world around us? How do we explain outcomes? In this lesson, we'll learn about internal and external attributions and the self-serving bias. We'll also discover how these can explain how we make sense of events in our lives.

Self-Awareness: Definition & Explanation

12. 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.

Self-Handicapping: Definition, Examples & Strategies

13. Self-Handicapping: Definition, Examples & Strategies

Did you know that not studying for a test is a form of self-handicapping? Learn more about self-handicapping from examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Self-Monitoring in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

14. Self-Monitoring in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

Self-monitoring is the ability to both observe and evaluate one's behavior. Learn more about the definition, importance, and process of self-monitoring and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Self-Talk in Psychology: Examples & Definition

15. Self-Talk in Psychology: Examples & Definition

In this lesson you will learn what self-talk is, how to recognize it, and why it is an important part of the human experience. You will have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz after reading the lesson.

Sociobiology: Definition & Theory

16. Sociobiology: Definition & Theory

In this lesson, you'll study sociobiology by examining different aspects of social behavior in humans that stem from both an evolutionary and ecological perspective. You'll gain a deep understanding of how genetics can play a role in shaping human behavior.

Chapter Practice Exam
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