The Self - The Self Self-Concept Self-Esteem Research on...

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The Self § Self-Concept § Self-Esteem § Research on the Self
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Self-Concept Self-concept is: The basis for self-understanding. Forms an answer to question, “Who am I?”. Shyness: When Objective Self-Awareness Becomes Chronic. Self-Schemata: Possible Selves, Ought Selves, and Undesired Selves.
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Development of the Self-Concept Age 2-3 first developed sense of self: Sex Age Reference to family Age 3-4: Developing skills and talents Age 5-6: Social Comparison Private Self-Concept (Can keep secrets and lie) Teen Years:
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Shyness Shy people: Desire friendships and social interactions but are held back by insecurities and fears. Are not introverts. Referred to as social anxiety. Tend to interpret social interactions negatively. Shy people are apprehensive about being evaluated by others (Evaluation Apprehension)
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Self-concept: Provides a person with a sense of continuity and framework for understanding her past and present. Helps guide future behavior. Guides how each person processes information about themselves. Self-schema: Specific knowledge structures, or cognitive representations, of the self-concept.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2316 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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