Learning Objectives

3.1 Explain how social psychology has defined self-awareness and the self-concept.

3.2 Analyze how our self-perceptions are influenced by others.

3.3 Explain how we adjust our public self-presentation to influence others.

3.4 Articulate why we sometimes benefit from positive illusions and moderate self-deceptions.

3.5 Apply both explicit and implicit methods to the many facets of self-esteem, including its dark side.