Sunday, September 2, 2007

Appendix C: Social Presentation

Social Presentation can be used for:

- to be seen as worthy and moral (can be seen in parents and religious leaders). (Fiske, 2004)

-to be liked. Can avoid conflict, and conform to opinions. (Fiske, 2004)

-to be feared (can be seen by people in authority such as parents. Can use vocal or physical gestures to instill fear or create high standards and goals. Furthermore, can use fear to control others. (Fiske, 2004)

Self promotion- to be seen as competent (often seen in a job interview) rather than be liked. Often self promoters seek out expressions of respect and awe. (Fiske, 2004)

-to be seen as helpless. Attract attention, and seeks assistance from those around them in a variety of areas. (Fiske, 2004)

Taken From
Fiske, S. T. (2004). The self: Social to the core. In S. T. Fiske (2004). Social beings: A core motives approach to social psychology. (Ch 5, pp. 169 - 214). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley