Now, how much of our attitude towards ourselves is objective? And how much is based on our actual behavior? Daryl Bem's self-perception theory says this, we actually form our attitudes based on our behavior. We behave ourselves into thinking differently. Most people think well, you have to think one way to behave that way, but Daryl Bem would say no, the way you behave changes how you think. The attitudes can influence behaviors and vice versa. For example, man, this is my second sandwich, I guess I was hungrier than I thought I was. You ever have that experience where you eat more and then you go, well I must have been hungrier than I thought I was? Now how can you possibly be hungrier than you thought you were? Who else gets to weigh in on the situation right? But you see your behavior and then you interpret it in terms of your attitude.
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