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Self Concept - With Positive and Negative Examples

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´╗┐ROSIE-MAY ABRAMS UNIT 8: the Human Life Span Development Self- Concept: What is Self-Concept? Self concept is how we view ourselves in the sense of; our looks/style, our personal relationships, our intellect and our overall way life/life style. Through out our life?s our self concept can change and it develops from childhood, this is through our relationships, our family life and our social life; for example if someone was to tell you, you were beautiful everyday your self concept would change and you would think of your self in a positive way and this would go visa-versa. Your self concept is how you think of your self; your thoughts on you, your life, your image etc. self concept id influenced by how we see ourselves and what we see in mirror. A Theory on Self-Concept: The self- concept is how we think about and evaluate ourselves. To be aware of oneself is to have a concept of oneself. The term self-concept is a general term used to refer to how someone thinks about or perceives themselves. It is an important term for both Social Psychology and Humanism. The most basic part of the self-scheme or self-concept is the sense of being separate and distinct from others and the awareness of the constancy of the self? Bee/Lewis 1992/199. ...read more.


For example when your little you might say ??I want to be a princess in a castle, with a handsome rich husband, have lots of children and work as a ballerina?? although this is not very real, at that stage in life that would be your ideal self. Aspects of one?s ideal-self are: -Looks/Personality/Voice etc -Ambitions & Dreams -Career -Future (Kids, Husband etc) 5 Positive or Negative Things that could affect Self- Esteem: Using Lilly from my previous assignment I will now give five positive or negative things within Lilly?s life that could affect her self-esteem. I will use at least one example of positive and negative. Negative affect: At ages 4 to 7 Lilly was bullied for having freckles, this affected her badly and she started to not want to go to school, she started to compare herself to other girls and she felt what she said was ?ugly?. There wasn?t a lot I and her father could say that would make it better because she wanted to hear from other people to assure her that I and her father were not just saying it because we have to, as her parents. Lilly became very introverted through the bullying and when we?d take her shopping she would ask for make up at such a young age, she also tried really hard to impress people with way she dressed. ...read more.


She glowed during her pregnancy and she said it gave her something new to concentrate on and live for. Lilly?s pregnancy went fine and she felt more beautiful than ever; she embraced the changes that were happening to her. She and her husband both made brilliant parents and managed to take having a baby, in their stride. Negative/Positive Affect: When Lilly?s daughter turned age 5, she and her husband decided to mutually separate. This had an impact on Amelia, seeing her parents separate made her think it was her fault, Lilly felt bad for this and so did her father. It had an impact on them as a family because they had to make arrangements for them to see Amelia in an equal way and something that would not only suit Amelia?s needs but also fit around their work schedules. Although the separation had an impact on their daughter and also their daily life Lilly and her separated husband felt they were better of separated because when they were together they would argue; this was affecting their young daughter. Lilly and her husband both admitted to missing each other and getting lonely; but they both knew it was for the best. After a while they both began to make suitable arrangements that suited the both of them and they managed to stay friends for the sake of their daughter, their selves and their family?s. ...read more.

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