Explain the role and impact of self-esteem in an individual’s motivation to contribute to and achieve goals.
Critically think about social cognition and the self. Familiarize yourself with Module 2’s objectives, introduction, video, and articles. Use the articles in Module 2 as your primary reference, then use the St Leo Online Library for peer review sources and to find relevance to this week’s topic.
1. Explain cognitive dissonance in your own words and give an example.
2. Explain the role and impact of self-esteem in an individual’s motivation to contribute to and achieve goals.
Please cite with Peer Review
Social Cognition and the Self articles
Bargh, J. A., & Chartrand, T. L. (1999). The unbearable automaticity of being. American Psychologist, 54, 462-479.
Stone, J., & Cooper, J. (2001). A self-standards model of cognitive dissonance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 228-243. doi:10.1006/jesp.2000.1446,
Eisenberger, N. I., Inagaki, T. K., Muscatell, K. A., Haltom, K. B., & Leary, M. R. (2011). The neural sociometer: Brain mechanisms underlying state self-esteem. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(11), 3448-3455.
Dijksterhuis, A. (2004). I like myself but I don’t know why: Enhancing implicit self-esteem by subliminal evaluative conditioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 345-355.
Neff, K. (2003). Self-compassion: An alternative conceptualization of a healthy attitude toward self. Self and Identity, 2, 85-101. DOI: 10.1080/15298860390129863
Videos to watch.
A Lesson In Cognitive Dissonance
From Lawyer to Vampire woman in Mexico