September 17 - From last time Self concept arises from...

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September 17, 2010 From last time Self concept arises from socialization and cognitive development Sense of self requires sense of distinctiveness from and connectedness with others Autism Deficit in an ability to connect with others One description: no “theory of mind” (understanding that others have a mind like one’s own) Typical manifestations: Difficulty/inability to develop relationships (e.g. reciprocate emotions, share interests) Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior/interests Constructing a Self Fluidity The “situated self” We respond to different situations with different behaviors Identities are “enacted” – determined by social networks, identity support, and opportunities. But the above are affected by how we organize our identities (i.e. what is most salient about us?) Once we settle on a strong self-concept, we try to maintain it.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course SOC 330P taught by Professor Maryrose during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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