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PSYC 2310
Saba Safdar

January 122012Social Psychology The self in the social worldThe Nature of Selfo William James describes the self as a duality of our perception of self1 Self concept or self knowledge the content of who you are traits characteristics the knowledge you have about yourself2 Self awareness your ability to reflect on yourself your values your characteristic the I Definitionso 3 features of self1 The body you need a physical body in order to have a self2 The social identity your identity as part of a group ex gender ethnicity3 Self is the active agent you make decisions for yourself you decide what you want to do and plan for your lifeFunctions of Selfhood1 Self in an interpersonal tool the self helps you to connect to other individuals decidewho you want to have relationships with2 Self makes choices 3 Self regulation
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