PSY311H5 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Teddy Bear, Gender Role, Sole Custody

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The self and others: the self is asso(cid:272)iated (cid:449)ith the (cid:272)hild"s (cid:272)og(cid:374)iti(cid:448)e de(cid:448)elop(cid:373)e(cid:374)t. it de(cid:448)elops th(cid:396)ough the p(cid:396)o(cid:272)ess of so(cid:272)ial (cid:272)o(cid:373)pa(cid:396)iso(cid:374) a(cid:374)d social experiences. As children grow older, the self reaches higher levels of complexity. A social structure which arises through social experience. It includes an existential aspect (knowing that your distinct from others) and self-permanence (i will always be me) A cognitive aspect of the self the subjective knowledge we have of ourselves as psychological and physical beings. We have an ideal self, actual self, and subjective self. Beliefs depend highly on culture, are not stable, and may not match what you are objectively. An individual"s feeli(cid:374)gs of thei(cid:396) o(cid:449)(cid:374) (cid:449)o(cid:396)thi(cid:374)ess a(cid:374)d competence. It involves your overall evaluation of yourself and is dependent on who you are comparing yourself to. Self-evaluation normally results in the production of affect, especially when you find out that your true self is not as good as your self-concept.

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