Looking Out Looking In Chapter 2

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cognitive conservatismThe tendency to seek and attend to information that conforms to an existing self-concept.
faceThe socially approved identity that a communicator tries to present.
identity management The communication strategies people use to influence how others view them.
perceived selfThe person we believe ourselves to be in moments of candor. It may be identical with or different from the presenting and ideal self.
personalityA relatively consistent set of traits exhibited by a person across a variety of situations.
presenting selfThe image a person presents to others. It may be identical with or different from the perceived and ideal self.
reference groupsGroups against which we compare ourselves, thereby influencing our self-concept and self-esteem.
reflected appraisal Ther theory that a person's self-concept matches the way the person believes others regard him or her.
self-conceptThe relatively stable set of perceptions each individual holds of himself or herself.
self-esteemThe part of the self-concept that involves an individual's evaluations of his or her self-worth.
self-fulfilling prophecyA prediction or expectation of an event that makes the outcome more likely to occur than would othervise have been the case.
significant othersPeople whose opinion is important enough to effect one's self-concept strongly.
social comparison Evaluation of oneself in terms of or by comparison to others.