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PSYC 2250 Lecture 69: Lecture 69

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University of Manitoba
PSYC 2250
Steven Hladkyj

Oc78 11181125 Chapter 11: Understanding Self and Others Self Concept Attitudes, beliefs, understanding and perceptions of self What do you know about yourself, what is your perception about yourself Origins of Self Recognition Self awareness When a baby does not know about themselves, you show them in the mirror they think its another baby. 1 put something on their nose and you show themselves in the mirror if they touch their own nose, they know its them th 19 century philosopher and psychologist William James, modern researchers believe that the foundation f self concept is the childs awareness that heshe exist independently of other people and objects in the environment, and that their existence continues over time Understanding of bodily self Red mark on the nose then look at mirror Impact of playing Provides many opportunities for infants to explore how their arm and hand movements relate to the physical world Autobiographical memories Capable of remembering things that they did in the past, people talk about their past, and children will have the sense of being in the past and the present Remembered Self self involved in a life narrative I remembered doing that Enduring Self view of self as persisting over time That picture although I dont remember it thats me as a baby Identifying ownership see objects as extension of themselves, my room my toys
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