Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Guenther, C. L. and Alicke, M. D. 2010. Social Self. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The self-concept—our understanding of our characteristics, preferences, and behavioral tendencies—derives from various sources. These sources include biological predispositions, the culture in which we are reared, and motivationally based needs and desires. However, the factor that transcends all other self-definitional forces is that of social context.
- social judgment