Psychology of the self

Who are you? What helped to create the person that you are today? These are just some of the big questions that have been tackled by social psychologists interested in The Psychology of The Self. The primary goal of this course is to introduce you to the science of the self. Through completing this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of many of the key pieces of the self, including memories and the self, the self-concept, self-awareness, social comparison, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-enhancement, self-presentation, self-verification, and self-monitoring.

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   Teacher: Psychology Insights Online


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84% of students recommend

  “Easy to follow and incredibly interesting.”

  “A solid review of the concept of Self and research concerning this.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. What Is the Self?
Lesson 2. Memories and the Self
Lesson 3. Development of the Self-Concept
Lesson 4. Introspection and Self-Awareness
Lesson 5. Social Comparison Theory
Lesson 6. Self-Esteem
Lesson 7. Self-Regulation
Lesson 8. Self-Enhancement
Lesson 9. Self-Presentation and Impression Management
Lesson 10. Self-Verification and Self-Monitoring
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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