Chapter 11 Guided Notes

Chapter 11 Guided Notes - Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 11...

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Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 11 Guided Notes The Self, Identity, and Personality I. Conceptualizing the Self a. Personality An individual’s distinct and relatively enduring pattern of thoughts, feelings, motives, and behaviors b. Self-understanding Your total perception of yourself c. Identity Overall sense of your place in the world d. Self-esteem i. Self-concept ii. What good is self-esteem? iii. Can a person have too much self-esteem? II. Understanding ourselves a. Self in Infancy i. Perhaps born without sense of self ii. Agency (~ 2-3 mo.) iii. Joint attention (~ 9 mo.) 1
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Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 11 Guided Notes iv. Self-recognition (~ 18 mo.) 1. Necessities for self-recognition 2. Levels of self-awareness? 3. What does self-recognition do for us? b. Self in Early Childhood i. Language development 1. Personal pronouns 2. 3. Overly positive ii. Understanding of others c. Self in Middle Childhood i. Self-understanding 1. Personality traits 2. Social identities 3. Social comparison 2
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