Psyc317 Lec 6 Notes

Psyc317 Lec 6 Notes - Psyc317 Lec 6 Notes: The Self The...

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Psyc317 Lec 6 Notes: The Self 25/10/2007 21:57:00 The birth of Western self according to Mauss Person as a role (‘personnage’) Person as a legal entity o The person as a citizen with rights and duties Person as a moral entity o Person is conscious, autonomous, has free will Person as a metaphysical entity o Person is unique, indivisible, permanent Person as self o Person as a psychological being, with self awareness, dynamic internal  states The Western self o “a bounded, unique, more or less integrated motivational and cognitive  universe, a dynamic center of awareness, emotion, judgment, and  action organized into a distinctive whole and set contrastively both  against other such wholes and against a social and natural  background.” Geertz alternative construal of self: characteristics consequences of the diff views of self: cognition o perception of self vs. other complexity
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PSYC 317 taught by Professor Gildiesendruck during the Fall '07 term at Yale.

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