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self-monitoring


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Observation and control of expressive behaviour and self-presentation. High self-monitors regulate their expressive self-presentation and are highly responsive to social and interpersonal cues to situationally appropriate behaviour, whereas low self-monitors lack these abilities or motivations. The concept was introduced in an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 1974 by the US-based Canadian social psychologist Mark Snyder (born 1947).

Subjects: Psychology.


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