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Self, Development of

  • By: Susan Harter
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

“Am I Me?” a thoughtful 2-year-old queried of his parents. Beginning in the second year of life, toddlers begin to talk about themselves. They master self-relevant personal pronouns (I and me) that distinguish themselves from others. With development, they come to ...