1.2 Factors Affecting Human Growth & Development - Change in Self concept

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  • Change in Self Concept
    • A set of ideas, feelings, and attitudes, that a person has about who they are , their worth, capabilities and limitations
    • self concept is a combination of self image and self esteem
    • Self image
      • reflected negatively in adolsecence
        • more aware of yourself
      • negative
        • spots and acne
      • positive
        • you may see yourself as attractive
      • influenced by
        • how you think people see you
        • how people speak to you
          • compliments etc
    • self esteem
      • low self esteem
        • negative
        • compare ourselves to others negatively
      • high self esteem
        • positive
        • not concerned by what others say
        • doing well in an exam or being complimented boosts self esteem
      • events can affect self esteem considerably
        • intimate relationship
        • assault
    • factors affecting self concept
      • appearance
        • aging process
          • some people accept it some don't
      • age
        • young people in physical prime
        • older people go through aging
          • low self esteem
            • don't feel valued in society
      • social class
        • high social class: high self concept
        • lower class
          • feel less valued
      • ethnicity
        • sense of belonging = good self concept
        • discrimination
      • education
        • bullying
        • education = job
      • sexual orientation
        • once you have established your orientation we have good self concept
        • may not be accepted in society
      • Relationships with others
        • happy in a relationship
          • loved
        • breakdowns lower self estteem
      • life experiances
        • gains
          • marriage, births etc
        • accident, injury, divorce, death
          • loss

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