Intro to Social Psychology Unit 2: Social Cognition and Interactivity End of Unit Activity
Write 10 to 15 responses to the question: “Who am I?”
- I am single
- I am in my 30s
- I am unemployed
- I am a student
- I am Asian
- I am a girl, but I think people are not binary
- I am ambitious
- I am passionate
- I am resilient
- I can be unhinged
- I am a game developer
- I am a programmer
- I am flexible – I’m not set on permanent plans, and I have a lot of backup plans
- I can be lazy
- I am vain and conscious about my public image
Code your responses by counting how many fit into each of the following three categories:
- physical descriptions of self – 3
- social descriptions of self – 5
- psychological descriptions of self – 7
My conception of myself is based on psychological descriptions of self, or how I feel or perceive myself to be. I think I am least concerned with the “looking glass self” and physical descriptions of myself, because as a minority (Asian female), there are no advantages and only disadvantages, so I maybe don’t like to emphasize on that. For example, when applying for a job, I’d prefer if the employer judged me based on my abilities and my qualities over how I look like. I think that psychological descriptions of myself are the ones that I can control and that I can change if they are unfavorable. While, I can’t control how I look or how people think of me.
I think my answer might change a little depending on my environment. Because I mentioned that I am quite vain and I still care about how people perceive me. Also growing up traditional Asian, for example, my sexuality is something I might not be as open with. I forgot to mention that I am Christian, if I were answering this in my community or with my religious friends, then I would definitely remember to write that.
I also think that I am different person when I’m with different people. I am an introvert (I also forgot to list that) and can be awkward in social situations. But maybe because I am answering this question on my computer and my introversion wouldn’t be obvious, so I forgot to list it.
Descriptions like lazy and unhinged, I would only write for myself. Because I know that I can be that way, and only my closest friends know that, but most of the general public don’t think that about me, I think.
Also I’m probably not going to post this on our Discussion Board either.