Social Psychology

Student Learning Program

Chapter 4: The self

Key Terms

self-enhancing biases
Any tendency to gather or interpret information concerning the self in a way that leads to overly positive evaluations

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In this chapter

  1. Chapter 4 introduction
  2. Constructing the self-concept: What we know about ourselves
  3. Constructing self-esteem: How we feel about ourselves
  4. Effects of the self: Processes of self-regulation
  5. Defending the self: Coping with stresses, inconsistencies, and failures
  6. Chapter overview (PDF)
  7. Fill-in-the-blanks
  8. Multiple-choice questions