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Understanding the Development of the Self

Bick-Har Lam

in Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083428
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.003.0006
Understanding the Development of the Self

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This chapter explains how a person develops through the processes of socialization, environmental interaction and self-concept formation. Important psychological concepts such as self-esteem, self-concept, self-image and the ‘moral self’ are discussed. This important chapter describes the many environmental influences on the development of ‘the self’ within the Confucian context.

Keywords: self-development; self-concept; self-esteem; Chinese parenting styles; moral self; self-image

Chapter.  12060 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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