The Psychology of Self-Concept

Contents

  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Consciousness and self-consciousness
  3. What is the self?
  4. Private vs public self
  5. Components of the self-concept
  6. Self-image
  7. Self-esteem
  8. Ideal self
  9. Self-schemata
  10. Theories of self
  11. James’s theory: self-as-subject/self-as-object
  12. Goffman’s dramaturgical theory
  13. Cooley’s theory: the looking-glass self
  14. Mead’s symbolic interactionism
  15. Social constructionist approaches
  16. Factors influencing the development of the  self-concept
  17. The reaction of others
  18. How others’ reactions influence self-esteem
  19. Comparison with others
  20. Social roles
  21. Developmental changes in the  self-concept
  22. How do we get to know ourselves?
  23. Self-recognition
  24. Self-definition
  25. The psychological self
  26. The categorical self
  27. Summary

 

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