PSY 210 Week 5, DQ 1 - completely agree with this...

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I do not know about the accuracy of these tests because I don’t think that things such as self-esteem can be directly correlated in simple numbers. Maybe a matrix or something like that, but certainly not in a single real number. I think that the first test about self- concept does shed some light between our self-identity and our desired self. I don’t know about the difference correlating directly with self esteem. For instance one of the questions was about being over-weight. Well if you actually are over-weight then it might have nothing to do with your self-esteem. Self-esteem seems to be a reactionary perception of yourself depending on external events according to the text. I do not
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Unformatted text preview: completely agree with this assertion. I have always believed that self-esteem is deciding internally irrespective of external events. Self-concept seems to be more about our perception of our traits; whereas, self-identity has more to do with who we are. It is confusing trying to differentiate between the three. They seem to describe a different side of the same coin. Our self-concept is our perception of our traits and our self-esteem is our opinion of how those traits impact our self worth, which defines our self-identity. That is the best I could do to summarize the three concepts....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.

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