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chapter 11

chapter 11 - Term Definition self all the characteristics...

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Term: self Definition: all the characteristics of a person Term: identity Definition: who a person is, representing a synthesis and integrating self-understanding Term: personality Definition: the enduring personal characteristics of individuals Term: self-understanding Definition: the individuals cognitive representation of the self, the substance of self-conceptions Term: perspective taking Definition: the ability to assume another person's perspective and understand his or her thoughts and feelings
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Term: possible selves Definition: what adolescents hope to become as well as what they dread they will become Term: self-esteem Definition: the global evaluative dimension of the self. self-esteem is also referred to as self-worth, or self-image Term: self-concepts Definition: domain specific evaluations of the self Term: self-regulation Definition: the ability to control one's behavior without having to rely on others for help Term: selective optimization with compensation theory Definition: the theory that successful aging is related to three factors: selection, optimization, and compensation
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Term: identity versus identity confusion Definition: erikson's fifth stage of development, which occurs during the adolescent years; adolescents are faced with finding out who they are, what they are all about, and where they are going in life Term: psychosocial moratorium Definition: eriksons term for the gap between childhood security and adult autonomy that adolescents experience
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