Factors That Influence Self-Concept Formation And Impression Management

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Social Psychology

Essay: What makes you who you are?
Discuss in terms of factors that influence self-concept formation and impression management.

Student Name: Kwok Wing Yan
Student Number: 10998402 2t
Tutorial Group: T03 (Wednesday 2-3pm)

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Abstract
This paper aims to achieve advance knowledge about self-concept in social psychological aspect. Self-concept is one’s answer to the question of “who am I”. It helps us to organize our thinking and guide our social behavior. The formation of self-knowledge can be explained in four psychological theories, introspection, the looking glass self, social comparison, and self-perception. Our image is different with our self-concept and others views, because we create a favorable self-presentation with tactics by impression management. Self-awareness not only enables our self-reflection, but also motivates us to be a better person.

Keywords: self-concept formation, introspection, the looking glass self, social comparison, self-perception, impression management, self-awareness, self-reflection, standard, self-deception,

WHAT MAKES YOU WHO YOU ARE
People are curious about themselves, especially psychologists. They offered many psychological concepts for us to understand the concept of self. In this essay, it discusses

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