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Unformatted text preview: Serve as an important link between the self concept and motivation Self discrepancy Actual self o Represents what you think you are really like Ideal self o Represents what you could be when you are at your best Ought Self o What you think you should be rather than what you want to be The ideal and ought selves both represent hypothetical ideals When the ideal and ought selves differ from your actual self emotional consequences are experienced Actual/ideal discrepancy= depressed Actual/ought discrepancy= anxiety Self-Esteem Your global feelings about whether you are good or bad or somewhere in between Been argued to be a fundamental need Can cause problems o If unrealistically negative or unrealistically positive...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENGL 231 taught by Professor Ezell during the Fall '09 term at Texas A&M.
- Fall '09