ERIC Number: ED165063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Self-Presentations of Just Social Exchange.
Reis, Harry T.
A self-presentational framework for understanding how people define a just exchange and why behaving justly is important to them is proposed. A case is posited for two self-presentational principles of justice -- that one is responsive to the perceived beliefs of significant others in determining what is just; and that one usually comes to believe that his view is the fair one. These tenets should be equally applicable to a self-presentational analysis of any significant ego-involving social behavior. Current research which is compatible with this view is discussed. The dramaturgical approach to impression management presented stresses a contract among interactants to maintain particular definitions of situations and role relationships to give meaning and order to social interaction. Thus, self-presentation becomes a dynamic conception of people structuring their relations a propos to their life-space, rather than a theory of how to win friends and influence people. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, August, 1978)