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- Discuss gender and cultural differences in perceptions of the self.
- Understand self-awareness theory and self-perception theory.
- Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in education.
- Describe the relationship between the two-factor theory of emotions and the misattribution of arousal.
- Provide examples of upward and downward social comparison.
- Learn how we control others' views of us.
- Take a look at Festinger's study of cognitive dissonance.
- Understand the correspondence bias.
- Explain effort justification.
- Explore examples of self-serving attributions.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12. Self-Serving Bias: Definition & Examples
This lesson provides an overview of the self-serving bias, together with specific examples. The lesson also offers a short quiz to help you gauge your level of understanding.
13. Self-Socialization: Definition & Explanation
Self-socialization is defined as the process whereby we actively influence our own social development and outcomes. Learn more about self-socialization from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
14. Sense of Belonging: Definition & Theory
Learn about what a sense of belonging is and how it cultivates positive feelings and outcomes in our lives. Also learn how to build a sense of belonging through the use of support systems, then take a quiz to test yourself on the topics covered.
15. Sense Of Self in Psychology: Definition & Development
How do you define who you are? In this lesson, we will explore the different aspects that form our sense of self and examine how it develops. Then, you can test your knowledge with a quiz!
16. What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts
In this lesson, foster care will be defined, explained and discussed. The history of foster care and some facts about the foster care system will also be explored and identified.
17. Acculturation vs. Assimilation: Definition & Examples
Assimilation and acculturation are both used to describe what happens when two cultures come in contact for extended periods of time. This lesson explains the difference with between these closely related terms and also gives examples.
18. How to Read Body Language
Observing others' body language can be quite useful when we're trying to learn what's going on with them. In this lesson, we'll talk about some common body language cues, from the head to the feet. Then, you can test yourself on your new knowledge.
19. How to Read Facial Expressions
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of different types of facial expressions. You will learn the importance of reading facial expressions, and how to read a myriad of expressions that relate to various emotional states.
20. The Barbie Effect
This lesson looks at the Barbie Doll, which designer Ruth Handler launched in 1959, and how the doll has affected women since then. The Barbie Effect has ties to body image issues, and career and educational attainment, according to psychologists.
21. Frustration-Aggression Theory: Definition & Principle
What is a feeling that can cause aggression and violence? Frustration. In this lesson, we'll focus on the feeling of frustration and how it can lead to aggressive tendencies. With the help of examples, you'll learn about the frustration-aggression theory and its revisions.
22. Micro Expressions: Definition & Examples
What if there was a way to read a person's true emotional state, even if that person was trying to hide their feelings? Learn the definitions of micro and macro expressions with the use of examples of micro expressions in this lesson.
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