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3: Identity

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    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the terms self-concept, self-image, self-esteem and ideal self.
    • Discuss theories and ideas related to self-concept (Johari window, reflected appraisal, social comparison and self-fulfilling prophecy).
    • Demonstrate the ability to use the Johari window to categorize aspects of your self-concept.
    • Discuss how reflected appraisal and social comparison have influenced your self-concept.
    • Describe self-image and explain how we perform different roles in different contexts.
    • Relate Carl Jung's concepts of persona and shadow to self-image.
    • Describe cognitive dissonance and the three ways to resolve it.
    • Discuss perception and identity the five stages of perception.
    • Describe image management and face needs.
    • Define the terms culture, race and ethnicity.
    • Describe the four components of culture.
    • Recognize cultural influences on communication (i.e., individualism and collectivism, low- and high-context cultures and low- and high-power distance cultures).
    • Describe the process of identity formation and different types of identities (i.e., personal, social and cultural).
    • Discuss identity management and the relational stages.

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