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Chpt 5 book notes - Chapter 5 Section 1 The Self An...

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Chapter 5 Section 1 – The Self * An adolescent’s developing sense of self is a motivating force in life I. Self-Understanding The adolescent’s cognitive representation of the self A. Dimensions of Self-Understanding i. Abstraction and Idealism * More likely to use abstract and idealistic terms to describe themselves ii. Differentiation *More likely to note contextual or situational variations in describing themselves iii. The Fluctuating Self *Self continues to be characterized by instability until late adolescence iv. Contradictions within the Self *Adolescents sense contradictions between their differentiated selves v. Real vs. Ideal, True vs. False Selves *A strong discrepancy between the real and ideal selves is a sigh of maladjustment Possible Self – What individuals might become, what they would like to become, and what they are afraid of becoming More likely to show false self with classmates and in romantic situations Least likely to show false self with close friends vi. Social Comparison *Use social comparison in evaluating themselves *Less likely to admit they use that during adolescence *all selves are culture-specific that emerge as individuals adapt to their cultural environments *”the self” involves self-understanding, self-esteem, and self- concept
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vii. Self-Consciousness *Self-conscious about their self-understanding *Turn to friends for support and self-clarification *Social Mirror viii. Self-Protection *In an attempt to protect the self, adolescents are prone to deny negative characteristics ix. Unconscious-Self *late adolescence *believe that certain aspects of their mental experience are beyond their awareness or control x. Self-Integration *late adolescence *self-understanding becomes more integrative or unified. B. Self-Understanding and Social Contexts *Adolescents portraits of themselves can differ depending on who they are with/around when describing themselves *Youth who find it difficult to move between worlds can become alienated II. Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Self-Esteem – the global evaluative dimension of the self
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