Social Identity, Self Discrepency, and Regulatory Focus Theory

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1. Define 'social comparison'

  • The comparison of modern-day society to society in the past
  • The comparison of our in-groups to out-groups
  • The comparison of an individual to large groups
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2. What type of goals would a high-achiever focus on?

  • Procrastitive goals
  • Promotional goals
  • Preventional goals

3. Define 'social categorisation'

  • An extreme practice of splitting different social categories into separate areas of the city - e.g. 'Dauntless', 'Abnegation', and 'Erudite'
  • Grouping different identities together, for example: 'blue collar', 'white collar', white, black, Asian etc.
  • Splitting society so that it fits into certain categories

4. How does a low-achiever evaluate their actions?

  • Against their 'ought' self, what they think they should have achieved
  • Against their 'ideal' self, what they think they would ideally have achieved
  • Against their peers actions, and how they could have achieved better

5. What impact does evaluating against the 'ought self' have?

  • Causes an individual to view their performance neutrally, with no real desire to increase or better it
  • Causes an individual to view their performance as a failure, making them anxious and apprehensive about repeating it
  • Causes an individual to view their performance as something to be bettered, increasing motivation

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