Lecture 6 hyz.docx - Lecture 6 Constructing a self Summary Why have a\"self in the first place Why do we have a self-concept Self as motivation o Where

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Lecture 6 Constructing a self Summary Why have a "self" in the first place Why do we have a self-concept? Self as motivation o Where you are and where you want to be in the future o Core self and ideal self (allows discrepancy), create motivation for change, sets our goals Self as a role o Unique self of human - bc of social o Need to know ppl in the community. My responsibility. My social roles. Behaviour shaped by self concept. Stable self concept. Evolutionary: know each person is doing what Lecture But for you to do that you would need to satisfy yourself and make yourself believe that what you are doing here is right. Existence of your self Buddhist tradition no self Buddhist practice is to dissolve the self. They do not understand that there is not self to be dissolved. There is only the notion of self to be transcended. Nature of self the origin of the problem Concept you construct for some reason Active agent in this process Conceptual self Internally represent yourself as an abstraction Continuity: Past me form future me, goals/motivation/plans allow us to act. Is social special? Social as module (being involved in things), primary, secondary (understanding of other people, not ourselves) o Questions: structured to have self-concept vs. having self-concept to understand other ppl Understand other people so have a "self" as a by-product But there's sth inside of you that's not relational
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Myth vs. reality o Money is made-up conception allows trade Why have a "self" A self outside of social domain. Self is a relative concept, if you do not have social relationship then you probably don't have a concept of self Conceptual but also motivational o Self as motivation ( Ideal self, Core self, Bridging gap) o You know who you are, point yourself to some directions. o Multiple self-concepts (now self, the self you want to be) Compute the difference of your real self and ideal self. Ideal self is for fulfill needs. It's social. The gap is motivation. Social roles entail ideals Always trying to close to the ideal version Allow us to push ourselves to be a better version Represent who we are in the social group Social living requires you to have this ideal self Self as a role o Where do you fit in the network right now? (different self at home, at work…) o Expansive vs. contractive concept (there is a core self, authentic self) Expansive: exploring, possible selves Contractive: limit the future self because of past experience, motivation, goals… Once you find the core self you have endless possibilities o You can be anything you want to be the next system Our self concept is socially built - understand others. Assert our position in the collective.
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  • William Cunningham
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