Self-Presentation Theory: Self-Construction and Audience Pleasing

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Self-presentation is behavior that attempts to convey some information about oneself or some image of oneself to other people. It denotes a class of motivations in human behavior. These motivations are in part stable dispositions of individuals but they depend on situational factors to elicit them. Specifically, self-presentational motivations are activated by the evaluative presence of other people and by others’ (even potential) knowledge of one’s behavior.


Antisocial Behavior Individual Therapy Cognitive Dissonance Impression Management Experimental Social Psychology 
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