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Self-Presentation

  • By: Barry R. Schlenker
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Self-presentation is the goal-directed activity of controlling information about oneself to influence the impressions conveyed to audiences. Through self-presentation, people construct and maintain identities that allow them to relate to others and accomplish goals that ...

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