Self-handicapping Behaviors designed to sabotage one’s own performance in order to provide a subsequent excuse for failure.
Self-monitoring The tendency to change behavior in response to the self-presentation concerns of the situation.
Self-perception theory The theory that when internal cues are difficult to interpret, people gain self-insight by observ- ing their own behavior.
Self-presentation Strategies people use to shape what oth- ers think of them.
Self-regulation The process by which people control their thoughts, feelings, or behavior in order to achieve a per- sonal or social goal.
Self-schema A belief people hold about themselves that guides the processing of self-relevant information.