021710 (The Nature and Origins of Self-Esteem)

021710 (The Nature and Origins of Self-Esteem) - II The...

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II. The Nature and Origins of Self-Esteem A. Affective Models of Self-Esteem Assumes that self-esteem develops during early stages in life 1. Two components of self-esteem i. Feeling of belonging gives a secure base of life. This feeling does not occur in conscious level ii. Sense of Mastery Thinking that they can change the world in day to day basis. Not big changes 2. Role of attachment bonds i. John Bowlby - Kids’ emotional bond with mom - Secure attachment the child feels free from mom and readily explores because the child has the feeling of belonging to mom anywhere - Attachment serves paradoxical - Ex when kids are separated from mom and given enjoyable toys, how much do they explore? A. 60% of American infants are independent from mom, freely explores. B. 15% of them have anxious and ambivalent attachment. They get afraid and do not get curious. Very distracted and angry. When mom comes back, they cling to the mother C. 25% Avoidant, avoid and ignore mom altogether. No difficulty when
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 353 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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