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CD-0068 Lecture Notes - Egocentrism, Puberty

4 pages33 viewsFall 2013

Department
Child Development
Course Code
CD-0068
Professor
Tama Leventhal

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Self-System 04/15/2014
Three Aspects of Self-System
Self-concept
Ideas individuals have about themselves in regard to personality traits, attributes
Self-esteem (or self-image)
Positive or negative feelings about self
Identity
Who one is, where one has come from, where one is going
Adolescent Transitions and Identity Development
Cognition
Can imagine “possible self”
Increase in “future orientation”
Egocentrism
Recognition that way people act and think can conflict
Puberty
Physical changes
Social
Changes in social roles open up new opportunities
Must make decisions
Developmental Changes in Self-Definition
Move from concrete to abstract evaluation
Make higher-order generalizations about self
Distinguish between actual, ideal, and feared selves
Much more susceptible to distortions (if you are not a very good evaluator of yourself)
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