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This paper will examine the concept of the self. Primarily, the paper will include a definition of the self concept. The paper will discuss how an individual develops the concept self concept. The paper will also focus on the relationship between the self and emotion and how this relationship affects an individual’s self esteem. Lastly, the paper will address the relationship between self and behavior and how this relationship affects an individual’s self representation.
Definition of self concept
According to Baumeister (1999), self concept refers to the way we perceive ourselves, think about ourselves, and evaluate ourselves. Primarily, to be aware of oneself can be regarded as th...