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Self-Concept

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Dominic Dedato

on 7 February 2016

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Self-Concept
- Self-concept is how we think about and evaluate ourselves.
To be aware of oneself is to have a concept of oneself.

Baumeister (1999) provides the following self-concept definition: "the individual's belief about himself or herself, including the person's attributes and who and what the self is".


- Usually around 7 or 8 yrs old children are developmentally prepared to interpret their own feelings & abilities, and feedback they receive from parents, teachers, and peers about themselves.
When does it start?
The term
self-concept
is a general term used to refer to
how someone thinks about or perceives themselves.
Components of Self-Image
Carl Rogers (1959) believes that the self concept has three different components:
Self image - The view you have of yourself

Self-Esteem - How much value you place on yourself

Ideal Self - What you wish you were really like
This does not necessarily have to reflect reality.

Example. a person with anorexia who is thin may have a self image in which the person believes they are fat.

A person's
self image is affected by many factors, such as parental influences, friends, the media etc.
INVESTIGATING
Self-Image
The
Twenty
Statements
Test
(Kuhn, 1960)
Typically young people describe themselves more in terms of such personal traits, whereas older people feel defined to a greater extent by their social roles
How do your results compare?
How is testing yourself
like this useful?
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