In social psychology, the reflected appraisal process is considered one of the influences on the development of self-concept. The term refers to a process where we imagine how other people see us. In many instances, the way we believe others perceive us is the way we perceive ourselves.
For example; if people treat us as the leader of the group, we take on this role by affirming this identity through the means of their appraisals.
Reflected Appraisals and Perceived Importance of Significant Others' Appraisals as Predictors of College Athletes' Self-Perceptions of Competence. (Psychology)
Mar 01, 2003; This study examined the reflected appraisal process with college athletes (N = 325). Specifically, the study tested: (a) the...