Describe How Evaluation of Oneself Affects Behavior

Topics: Self-esteem, Conceptions of self, Personality psychology Pages: 12 (3037 words) Published: September 5, 2013
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT: DESCRIBING HOW EVALUATION OF ONESELF AFFECTS BEHAVIOR GROUP B

DESCRIBING HOW EVALUATION OF ONESELF AFFECTS BEHAVIOR

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COMPILED BY:
DAPHNE CHITIYO, DON SAMKANGE, EMMAH JINDU, FIONA KURIMA, FRANCES-CLARE MAKURUMIDZE, IVY MUSHANINGA, JAMES MASHAVA, KUDZAI MUKWAMBO, NETSAI MUBAIWA, PAULINE NECHIRONGA, TENDAI MAKUMBE [Pick the date]

Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION1
SELF-EVALUATION2
SELF ESTEEM3
SELF EFFICACY4
CONCLUSION5
Type chapter title (level 3)6

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INTRODUCTION
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Ps: please not I’ve added Carl Roger’s other 2 concepts self image & ideal self which are on the slide from maam(let me know what you think). He also has self esteem which we had already icluded -------------------------------------------------

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Self is a person's identity, the essence of an individual that differentiates them from the next person. Evaluation is assessing a situation and coming up with a position according to dictionary. Self evaluation therefore is one’s own assessment of their current situation, comparing with the past and seeing what progress if any has been made. This assignment seeks to explore how self evaluation affects one’s behaviour, behaviour which is the way an individual conducts themselves. A detailed look into the following self concepts will help us achieve this task: self esteem, self efficacy and self presentation as well as Carl Rogers (1959)’s Self image&Ideal self -------------------------------------------------

BAUMEISTER (1999) provides the following self concept definition: "the individual's belief about himself or herself, including the person's attributes and who and what the self is". -------------------------------------------------

Psychological Self-Concept and Behaviour
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Suppose that someone's self-concept made him believe that he is persistent, How do you think will this impact his behavior? -------------------------------------------------
This person will keep trying to reach his goals even if he failed hundreds of times. On the other hand if his self-concept made him believe that he is a victim then would have given up after the first try!!! -------------------------------------------------

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When an individual seeks to take an account of where they are going and where they are coming from i.e. evaluating oneself, the process is known as self concept. According to Carl Rogers (1959) there are three components that make up the self concept i.e. self image, self esteem and ideal self -------------------------------------------------

The self concept in psychology
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In psychology Self-concept has many definitions but they all have the same meaning. Your self concept is your perception of your own self and of your own abilities. When I ask you to describe yourself in one page you are going to write down all the beliefs you hold about yourself as a person. The way you view yourself and your capabilities is called the "Self-concept". -------------------------------------------------

Cognitivism says that our beliefs and evaluations of self mould our concept of self. -------------------------------------------------
Now we will look at the self concepts:

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BODY
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SELF ESTEEM- relates to feelings and evaluation of self. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. A person with low self esteem will view themselves lowly or inferior. A person with high self esteem will view themselves highly/ superior. Those personal views may be as a result of past experiences, tragedies...
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