Emotion.Identity and Personality

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Identity and Personality §   The Self §   Identity §   Personality
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Self-Understanding Self:   All characteristics of a person Self-understanding, self-esteem, self-concept Identity:  Who a person is. Personality:  Enduring personal characteristics of individuals. Young children perceive self as external characteristics. The Self
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Early Childhood Self-understanding: Self-descriptions are unrealistic  positive overestimations Understanding others: Individual differences in  social understanding linked  to caregivers. The Self
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Middle and Late Childhood Self-understanding: ( 5 key changes) Internal characteristics   emphasized More referencing in  social descriptions More use of  social comparisons Distinguish between  real self and ideal self Realistic  in self-evaluations Understanding others: Increased perspective taking. Perspective-taking : The Self
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Self-Understanding in  Adolescence Abstract and idealistic Self-conscious; preoccupied with self Contradictions within the self – multiple roles in  different contexts realized Fluctuating self over time and situations Compare real and ideal selves Possible selves :   what persons may be, would like  to be, and are afraid of becoming Self-integration in sense of identity The Self
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Changes in Self-Understanding  in Adulthood Self-Awareness: Awareness of strengths and weaknesses Improves in young and middle adulthood Possible Selves: Get fewer and more concrete with age Some revise throughout adulthood Life Review: Some in middle age, common in older adults Evaluations of successes and failures The Self
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2314 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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