Who Am I? Developing Character
Children identify early what their self-concept is
We judge ourself based on how other's judge us
We pay most attention to what our significant other's think of us
We can change into the self that we want to be based on actions that make us perceived the way we want to by other's
Routine is vital to our sense of self
We feel that behavioral consistency is very important because other's expect us to behave in certain ways
What and how we learn varies across cultures
The self is an ongoing conversation
A Theory of Genius
Talent and self esteem are needed to become a genius
Language makes every human a genius by the age of 5
Language is taught more often than anything else
Learning language is the most interactive thing you can learn.
Self esteem correlates with being a genius
High talent requires high instruction
The origin of self comes from interaction with others
The social self is how we feel that others perceive us
Children start to notice that they have influence on others
People don't realize that what we think other people think may not actually be what they think at all.
Self as a Process of Contradictions and Conflict
The self is the internal struggle between the I and the moral boundaries of the me.
Social positions can affect a person's personality drastically
Cultural practices both restrain us and make our lives meaningful
Wrestling the Angel of Contradiction: Queer Christian Identities
Being gay and being a Christian is seen as a "contradiction"
Many struggle with their own identity
Many are not even accepted by others in their groups.
Double Consciousness and the Veil
Stereotypes affect someone and they can even believe they are real about themselves.
African Americans are still affected by discrimination and the way they view themselves as well.