Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 + Self-Concept your subjective view...

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+ Lecture 4 Self-Concept – your subjective view of yourself; your opinion and no one can tell you what your self concept is Self concept differs from personality Personalities are a genetic disposition = traits we are born with Personality is a part of self-concept but it is not the same thing We can choose to incorporate personality into self-concept but we do not have to 3 parts to our self-concept that we think about 1. Material – deals with physical things; looking at physical traits that we use to define ourselves by 2. Social Self – how we use relationships to define ourselves; sister, twin, brother, daughter, etc. 3. Spiritual self – related to our morals or values; saying your goofy, determined, etc. How do we develop our self-concept? Symbolic – self concept is built out of nurturing more than nature George Herbert Mead o Says that our self concept develops through our communication with other people o From the time we are babys as we communicate with other people, that’s how our self concept develops o It also changes through communication
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course CMST 2010 taught by Professor Whitehead during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Lecture 4 - Lecture 4 + Self-Concept your subjective view...

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