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After this lesson, students will be able to:
- define self-concept
- explain the difference between ideal and actual self
- list and discuss the five tenets of self-concept
1 - 1.5 hours
- Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student
- Ideal self
- Actual self
- Social roles
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- Activate prior knowledge by asking students to sketch an image of themselves. Assure them they don't need to show anyone unless they want to.
- Have students keep their portraits where they can access them easily, then explain they will be learning about self-concept. Preview vocabulary terms, then start the video lesson What is Self-Concept in Psychology? - Definition & Overview.
- Pause at 1:13 and define terms, then ask:
- How does self-concept relate to ideal and actual self?
- How are ideal and actual self alike and different?
- Why do behavioral scientists often assert that the self-concept is the sole perspective from which one can understand an individual's behavior?
- Restart the lesson and pause at 2:18. Discuss:
- What is self-knowledge derived from?
- Now ask students to take out their self-portraits and create a section beneath labeled 'Actual Self.' Instruct them to write characteristics that describe their actual self.
- Resume the lesson and pause at 2:47, repeat the exercise for 'Ideal Self.'
- Allow students to compare and contrast these two lists, then discuss how they are the same and different together.
- Restart the lesson and pause at 4:38. Discuss:
- Why is negotiating your ideal and actual self challenging?
- How do social roles impact ideal and actual self?
- What does the quote 'By incorporating estimates of how the 'generalized other' would respond to certain actions, the individual acquires a source of internal regulation that serves to guide and stabilize his behavior in the absence of external pressures... There are as many selves as there are social roles' mean?
- Why is actual self often not the same in all situations?
- Next have students label 'Five Tenets of Self-Concept' in their notebooks and instruct them to fill in notes as the video plays. Resume the lesson, and pause after each section to allow students to complete notes and discuss concepts in small groups.
- Play the lesson summary and answer any remaining questions, then give the lesson quiz to check for understanding. Reteach as necessary.
- Students will now reflect on their own self-concept by creating a 'How do I?' activity.
- Ask students to bring out their self-portrait pages that include notes in ideal and actual self. Give them a few minutes to review.
- Next have students list the five tenets of self-concept on a separate page, leaving room under each.
- Instruct students to reflect on their lives and write about how each tenet has manifested. Students may choose a central theme, such as 'Coming to a new school' or 'Playing sports,' or write about each tenet as a separate event.
- As students work, walk around to offer guidance and reinforce concepts.
- Allow students who desire to share their thinking. For all students, ask them to write a statement that describes them.
- Have students keep for follow-up activities.
- Refer to these pages when working with students to set up a classroom community, having each student list the strengths they bring to the community.
- Have students use their information to write a short memoir.
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