The centrality of social image in social psychology

Rodriguez Mosquera, Patricia M. and Uskul, Ayse K. and Cross, Susan E. (2011) The centrality of social image in social psychology. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41 (4). pp. 403-410. ISSN 0046-2772 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Social image, or the views that others have of us and our groups, plays a role in a wide array of psychological processes, including impression management, interpersonal relationships, mate selection, intragroup and intergroup processes, the experience and expression of emotion, gender differences in behavior, and the construction and maintenance of social status. The 13 papers included in this special issue reflect the centrality of social image in these and other social–psychological processes. Five major themes integrate this diverse selection of papers: (i) self‐presentation of social image; (ii) culture‐specific conceptions of social image; (iii) the role of social image in emotion; (iv) respect and status as reflections of social image; and (v) the influence of social image on ingroup and outgroup perceptions. Taken together, these papers illustrate the importance of social image for understanding the complexities of human behavior and point to new ways to study this important topic.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse Uskul
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 19:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32390 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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