[Paleopsych] views of self

Todd I. Stark thrst4knw at aol.com
Thu Nov 3 22:24:35 UTC 2005

Interesing point ... we can even be our own enemy in this regard ... one 
of the core theories of social psychology (Self-Perception Theory, Daryl 
Bem) says that we evaluate ourselves by observing our own actions as if 
we were an outside observer.  And then we tend to act consistently with 
what we've inferred about ourselves that way (closely related to and 
sometimes hard to distinguish from dissonance theory).

Michael Christopher wrote on 11/3/2005, 4:30 PM:

 > Seeing ourselves through the eyes
 > of less friendly observers can be a jarring
 > experience.

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