from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The mental image or perception that one has of oneself.


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  • Social identity is defined as the part of the individual’s self-concept, which is affected by the knowledge of membership in a social group.5

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  • Her self-concept was so damaged that she projected it onto them, incessantly criticizing and undermining them.

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  • With a new peer group and a fresh start, he had a chance to shift his self-concept, and in his case, that made all the difference.

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  • Just as your self-concept as a woman affects many realms of your life, each step you make in relating to and cherishing your femininity will have multiple positive impacts.

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  • Keep expanding your self-concept to find your new edge.

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  • Jennifer was surprised by the direct impact that her stress around self-worth played in her body and wanted to change her self-concept to relieve this tension in her core.

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  • No similarity effects were found for other personality traits, interest similarity or self-concept similarity.

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  • The finite curbing of their rights and agency by a political system, was resisted by a bloody physical and political test of asserting their self-concept.

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  • Reacher's size is central both to his ability to prevail in violent encounters—he has a propensity for taking on gangs of thick-necked thugs—and to his self-concept.

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  • I was thinking of trying to provide precise definitions for what counted as a memory and what counted as consistent and what counted as a friend and what counted as self-concept.

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  • sum total of a being's knowledge and understanding of his or her self

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