Self-Concept paper - Jacqueline Reyes 02/07/11 SP108...

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Jacqueline Reyes 02/07/11 SP108 Professor Crews Self-Concept The idea of self-concept is defined by how one perceives themselves, which is greatly influence by various factors. A person’s beliefs and values can affect the attitude one has about themselves and the image they are trying to portray. Different social environments can also influence the way a person wants others to perceive them in order to be accepted. These factors play an important role in development of a person’s self-image and self- esteem, which ultimately creates a person’s self-concept. First, self-image is how one mentally sees self. A person’s self-image is reflected on what they believe they ought to be seen as. Various situations with different types of people can influence the way one sees self, or the way one hopes others sees them. For instance, overall I see myself as a Hispanic female and college student. However, depending on the situation, this self-image can change to adjust to what I believe is appropriate. To be more
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