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Self, the (General)


The self-system is very complex. It has become usual to distinguish between the self as subject (as Ego or I) and the self as object. The self-system assessment has been restricted to the latter. However, even when the self is considered as an object there are various domains to be assessed: the self as self-concept or, in general, self-representation, including schemas, contents and the structure of the self-knowledge (usually, with specific instruments to assess them); the self as a process, as a set of cognitive and behavioural activities, or instances related to oneself (mainly, assessed by techniques or procedures of functional analysis).

Sources in Self-Theories

Self-system assessment emerged originally rooted in phenomenological theories with emphasis on the self-concept. In these theories, the self-concept and the self-consciousness were ...

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