PSY311H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Role Theory, Chondrostoma, State Agency For National Security
Lecture 6 october 20, 15 the self. Increasingly as children gets older, the self reaches higher levels of complexity. Self awareness a social structure which arises through social experiences (mead, lewis) the feeling of being distinct from other people and possessing: existential aspect continuity over time. Self permanence: the child"s understanding that they will always exist (ex. When the child goes to sleep at night, he will wake up) Visual recognition of oneself: ex recognizing yourself in the mirror or pictures refers to the children"s ability to define themselves in terms of: categorical aspect: objective categories. Stages in the development of self-awareness in the first two years. Interest in social objects, but no self-other distinction. First signs of self-recognition based on contingency clues, but still tentative and unreliable. Rouge task: placing a red spot on the child"s nose. At the beginning the child points at the child in the mirror.