ERIC Number: ED225061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Individual Self-Schemas and Processing Information about the Self.
Lord, Charles G.; And Others
Self-schemas are knowledge-structures that organize information relevant to the "self." Research has demonstrated that persons who are schematic (versus aschematic) for a particular trait process self-relevant information on that dimension more efficiently. To determine whether individual self-schemas are organized into relatively schematic and aschematic trait domains by conceptually replicating previous research on an intra-individual rather than inter-individual level, 37 undergraduates completed prose descriptions, self Q-sorts, self-referent judgments, behavioral examples, and analyses of counterschematic information. As predicted, subjects made faster self-referent judgments, provided more behavioral examples, and better resisted disconfirmation for individually schematic than for individually aschematic traits. The findings suggest that individuals differ in the trait domains for which they are schematic and aschematic, a concept that may have important implications for future research on the "self." (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Schemas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982). Best copy available.