In this paper I will be doing a self-analysis over all of the different aspects, and topics of this course. The points I will be discussing include, but are not limited to self-concept, attitudes and feelings, gender roles, social influence, group dynamics, and relationships.
The first topic I would like to talk about is self-concept. I am shy, helpful, and intelligent. An explanation for my belief of me being shy would be that I tend to avoid new situations, mainly situations they involve meeting or working with new people. An explanation for the characteristic of helpful would be that I enjoy helping people in need. The explanation for being intelligent would be one given by family and close friends. I tend to think about every action or decision that I am going to do, therefore gaining the classification of intelligent. When asked if I am more independent or interdependent I would have to say I fit into the group of independent people. I tend to set a goal of being completely self-reliant. My self-serving bias contributes to my self-concept by allowing myself to set needs for myself to accomplish. When looking at my locus of control, I have noticed that I tend to believe in an internal locus of control. I prefer the idea of being able to control everything that might happen to me, and with that said I also would like to say that I believe that things don’t just happen for any reason, from my experience things tend to happen because of previous decisions, and not just out of random events.
The next topic I would like to talk about is attitudes and feelings. Confirmation bias is a large part of how I perceive myself and the people around me. I tend to give in when I understand that I may be wrong about something. I also think that being stubborn about something is just unnecessary. A couple experiences that I have had with confirmation bias was multiple experiences of people around me...