Sense Of Self in Psychology: Definition & Development


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A person's sense of self is best described as what?

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1. If you believe in yourself, value your abilities and try not to compare yourself to others, which component of the sense of self do you have?

2. When you talk about the person you want to be, which component of the development of sense of self are you discussing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The development of a person's sense of self has 3 contributing factors, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of them, as well as examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Example of self-image
  • True statement about sense of self
  • Degrees of self-esteem
  • Best description of a person's sense of self
  • Example of ideal self

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow student to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sense of self lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of sense of self development in connection with self-image, self-esteem, and ideal self
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define development of self factors phrases, such as self-esteem and ideal self
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ideal self and real self

Additional Learning

To learn more about the development of sense of self and its contributing factors, review the corresponding lesson on Sense of Self. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces and defines sense of self
  • Explains Carl Rogers' contribution to psychology
  • Defines self-image, self-esteem, and ideal self
  • Discusses ways in which ideal self is not always the same as real self