Who am I?. The search for the self- Self expression and identity . Module Objectives. The development of identity How do we develop self-esteem? How do children describe others?. Who am I?.
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The search for the self-
Self expression and identity
Think on your own..
My name is Harvey. I live in a blue house with my mom, dad, and sister Linda. I have a dog that is brown. His name is Bluto. I have a skateboard and a hockey stick. I can skate really fast. I can brush my teeth and wash my hair all by myself. I can jump on one foot 50 times in a row… want to see? I’m not even tired when I stop. I have green eyes and lots of freckles. Most of the freckles are on my nose.
They don't understand me.
So, what did Bob do?He diligently took classes on math and science to become an engineer.
These feelings are based upon self-evaluations of many aspects of one’s life. Below are several aspects of an individual’s functioning. Add up the numbers for each of the 10 items. This is your total self-esteem score.
Very Dissatisfied Very Satisfied
1 2 3 4 5 6
Young children’s self-esteem is measured by describing more and less competent people, then asking preschool children which person is more like them.
Sort of True
Sort of True
Other kids worry about whether they can do the school work assigned to them
Some kids feel that they are very good at their school work
Other kids find it’s pretty easy to make friends
Some kids find it hard to make friends
Some kids do verywell at all kinds of sports
Other kids don’t feel that they are very good when to comes to sports
Some kids are happy with the way they look
Other kids are not happy with the way they look
Some kids often do not like the way they behave
Other kids usually like the way they behave
A child with low self-esteem is a likely candidate for being teased, rejected, or ignoredA child with high self-esteem is likely to be well liked