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Children start using works like me and mine to label things Children begin to express social emotions like embarrassment, shame, guilt, and pride Traits, roles, and variations in these notions are main currency of self as social actor o (2) Motivated agent People have desires and goals in their minds – inner desires and goals motivate behavior Most children obtain theory of mind around age of 4 Children begin to construct self as motivated agent in elementary school People learn what they want and what they value in life and how to achieve it Greatest achievement for self as motivated agent is committing to integrated suite of life goals You are a motivated agent any time you try to challenge yourself o (3) Autobiographical author Developing an identity involves understanding how I have come to be the person I am now Narrative identity – evolving story of the self that reconstructs past & anticipates the future Self becomes autobiographical author in early adult years Humans do not have autobiographical reasoning until adolescence o
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