198-Self - SOSC198 Psychology of Personal Growth The Self

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The Self http://teaching.ust.hk/~sosc198/ Michelle.Yik@ust.hk SOSC198 Psychology of Personal Growth
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2 SOSC198 The Self Who Am I? In the space below please make twenty different statements in response to the simple question (addressed to yourself), “Who am I?” Answer as if you are giving the answers to yourself, not to somebody else. Write your answers in the order they occur to you. Don’t worry about logic or importance. Go along fairly fast. 1. I am ______________________________________________________________. 2. I am ______________________________________________________________. 3. I am ______________________________________________________________. 4. I am ______________________________________________________________. 5. I am ______________________________________________________________. 6. I am ______________________________________________________________. 7. I am ______________________________________________________________. 8. I am ______________________________________________________________. 9. I am ______________________________________________________________. 10. I am ______________________________________________________________.
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3 SOSC198 The Self I. DEFINING SELF “Self as I” versus “Self as Me” – “Self as I” (the self as subject, the I who knows, feels, and acts) – “Self as Me” (the self as object; the Me who is known, felt, and observed in action). Self-concepts refer to how individuals perceive themselves. – The cognitive aspect: beliefs and knowledge about the self (e.g. body image). – The evaluation aspect: “self-esteem”, the positive or negative evaluation one has about oneself. – Self-esteem = Success / Aspirations for success
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4 SOSC198 The Self Implications: (a) How to sample information? 9 We tend to sample information that is related to ourselves than that is not. (b) How to process information? 9
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2010 for the course SOSC SOSC198 taught by Professor Michelle during the Spring '09 term at HKUST.

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198-Self - SOSC198 Psychology of Personal Growth The Self

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