3 Development of Self

3 Development of Self - III. Development of Self a....

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III. Development of Self a. Physiological foundations i. How the brain supports various aspects of the experience of “I” (William james) – the experience of being an active self in the flow of our conciousness – subjective identity (I) rather than objective identity (me) ii. Prosopagnosia – an inability to recognize faces b. Aspects of our experience of self related to the brain (weaver p 85) i. Ownership of our beliefs and actions expressed in agency 1. Experience ourselves as agents (persons who can consciously explain our expiernece in a way that makes sense, control that experience, cause our actions) c. Right hemisphere i. Visual spatial perspective (pictures and symbols) ii. “Face” recognition iii. directing action based on emotion or feeling iv. important to experiencing whole patterns and forms as opposed to analyzing information into small individual parts v. Perspectivity where body ends and outside world starts vi. Experiences spatial orientation and perspective
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH W82 taught by Professor Brink/weaver during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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