Concept of the Self and Explains How an Individual Develops a Self Concept Abstract The following paper defines the concept of the self and explains how an individual develops a self concept. The paper also looks at the relationship between the self and emotion and how this relationship affects an individual’s self-esteem. Furthermore, the essay ponders the relationship between the self and behaviour and how this relationship affects an individual’s self-presentation. The concept of the self is rather complex but Fiske (2010) does offer a meaningful overview: “the self is, among other things, a loose-knit knowledge structure, a concept…the self is a set of semi-attached ideas…it is collected self-schemas” (pp.186-187; Markus &Wurf,...The end:
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