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Ch 75: Understanding the Self

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You can watch video lessons to review all aspects of the concept of self. Learn what is meant by self, and related concepts such as self-esteem. Find out about how we perceive ourselves.

Understanding the Self - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our knowledgeable instructors define the construct known as the 'self' and discuss different theories of the meaning of self. You will learn about self-identity and the factors that go into producing it.

You'll learn about self-understanding and self-concept, and why some individuals have more of each than others, as well as learn about self-esteem and some ways to improve it. As you move through the chapter, you will be introduced to Erik Erikson's stages of identity formation and what makes this theory unique. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define self-identity
  • Discuss self-esteem and how to improve it
  • Explain self-concept and self-understanding
  • Describe Erikson's stages of identity formation

Our method of teaching involves the use of brief, interesting video lessons along with quick self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts, enabling you to review the material in several different ways for greater effectiveness. We present key terms you will need to remember, and link them to text lessons for additional details. And if you wish to review a concept presented on a video, our video tags enable you to quickly and easily find the exact spot you are looking for. All of these materials were designed by professionals who are subject-matter experts in their field.

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