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Concepts of the self by Anthony Elliott

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Published by Polity Press, Blackwell Publishers in Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes index

StatementAnthony Elliott
SeriesKey concepts, Key concepts (Polity Press)
LC ClassificationsBF697 .E498 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 171 p. ;
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17034474M
ISBN 100745623670, 0745623689
LC Control Number2001000472

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The book is updated throughout, with new material in particular on emergent trends in the area such as Zizek and globalization. Adopted at levels 1 and 2 on courses on identity, the self and New edition of a successful key concepts book/5.   Self-knowledge alone is the means to the highest bliss." Absolute perfection is the consummation of Self-knowledge." A theory about self-knowledge describes the concept as the capacity to detect that the sensations, thoughts, mental states, and attitudes as one's own. It is linked to other concepts such as self-awareness and self-conception. The self-concept is a general term used to refer to how someone thinks about, evaluates or perceives themselves. To be aware of oneself is to have a concept of oneself. Baumeister () provides the following self-concept definition. Kenny's book covers the philosophical concept of the self. He concentrates here on two of the roots of "self" - the epistemological root and the psychological root. Saying: "The myth of the self takes different forms in accordance with the root from which it takes its growth." In his introduction Kenny notes: "It is not poets and dramatists, but philosophers who are most given to talking about.

Institutional racism has had a major impact on the development of African American self-esteem and group identity. Through the years, African Americans have developed strong, tenacious concepts of self partially based on African cultural and philosophical retentions and as a reaction to historical injustices.5/5(1). Introduction: Concepts of the self. The structure of the book --Self, society, and everyday life --The repression of self --Technologies of the self --Self, sexuality, and gender --The postmodern self. Series Title: Key concepts: Responsibility: Anthony Elliott. More information: Table of contents; Contributor biographical information. The arts of self --Concepts of the self --structure of the book Self, society and everyday life --Self, symbol and others: symbolic interactionism --Presentations of self: Goffman --Reflexivity and the self: Giddens repression of self --Psychoanalysis and the self --Culture and repression 1. The Cognitive Self: The Self-Concept. Define and describe the self-concept, its influence on information processing, and its diversity across social groups. Describe the concepts of self-complexity and self-concept clarity, and explain how they influence social cognition and behavior.

Why the Self-Concept Is Important Our self-concept is important because it influences how we think, feel, and act in everyday organizational life. Understanding the self-concept is particularly important for managers - Selection from Practical Coach: Management Skills for Everyday Life, The [Book].   The most important part of this book is the further definition of the concepts of “the id, the ego, and the superego”. For the first time, the celebrated Viennese psychoanalyst delved into the idea of a strong sense of self and the human need to consolidate this sense of self . Defining Self-Concept. Self-concept is generally thought of as our individual perceptions of our behavior, abilities, and unique characteristics—a mental picture of who you are as a person.   For example, beliefs such as "I am a good friend" or "I am a kind person" are part of an overall self-concept. The aim of this book is to discuss the notions of self-concept, self-esteem, and related terms from an educational and psychological perspective. Specifically, this book is concerned with developing a model of self-concept -- and corollaries to this model -- that assesses the dimensionality of self-concept, reviews tests of self-concept.