Self Lecture

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Development of the Self: (Lecture) CHAPTER 11 31/03/2008 19:10:00 I-Self:      a sense of self as an  Separate from surrounding world Starts to emerge at birth= Active Observer Develops as infant increasingly realizes that their own actions cause objects  Realizations of the “I-Self” o Self-Aware:      realization that you are  separate from the world  and that  you have an inner, private life. Intermodal perception Inner Self: o Self Continuity:      realization that you are the  same over time. o Self Coherence:      realization that you are a single,  bounded entity. o Self Agency:      realization that you  control  your thoughts and actions. Me-Self:      sense of self as  object of knowledge and evaluation! Starts to emerge after ~12 months The “Me-Self” influences the “I-Self”     Includes characteristics that make the self unique o Physical characteristics o Material possessions
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o Social characteristics (roles, relationships w/ others) o Psychological: desires, attitudes, beliefs, thought processes,  personality traits. Self-Recognition:  identification of the self as a physically unique being. Categorical Self  (by 18 months) badness, achievement Develops with language Remembered Self  (by ~2 years) “Life Story” of autobiograohical memories Developed from adult-child conversations Self-Concept:  set of attributes, abilities, attitudes, and values that an individual  believes defines who he or she is. Development of Self-Concept 1-2 years : self recognition organized self-concept system. Social Comparisons:      judging their appearance, abilities, and behavior in  relation to those of others. Generalized Other:      (Mead) a blend of what we imagine important people in  our lives think of us. Self-Esteem: associated with those judgments.
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Emergence of the Inner Self
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PSY 335 taught by Professor Cromer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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