self and social cognition

self and social cognition - October 9, 2007 The Self and...

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October 9, 2007 The Self and Social Cognition People: William James The “me” self-concept The “I” personal identity Self-esteem: whether you view yourself in positive or negative terms. Carl Rogers Need for unconditional positive regard, you need somebody in your life who will unconditionally love you. John Bowlby Warmth and caring parenting is necessary for psychological health. If you have a good understanding of yourself, you will be able to understand others better. Development of Self-Concept : Do newborns have a sense of self? Some evidence that babies have some sense of self. Babies who are < an hour old can copy faces of experimenter. In order to do this, babies have to pick up on their own sense of where there body is. Where is my mouth etc.? Proprioceptive cues? Self-Recognition : social environment can make a difference 4-5 months: self-image as familiar social stimuli 9 months: discriminate images of self and others 18-24 months: self-recognition 3 ½ years: extended self; elements of who you are remain the same
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