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self-concept

[self-kon-sept, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈkɒn sɛpt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the idea or mental image one has of oneself and one's strengths, weaknesses, status, etc.; self-image.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for selfconcept

self-concept

noun
1.
(psychol) the whole set of attitudes, opinions, and cognitions that a person has of himself
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Word Origin and History for selfconcept

self-concept

n.

also self concept, 1921, from self- + concept.

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selfconcept in Medicine

self-concept n.
An individual's assessment of his or her status on a single trait or on many human dimensions using societal or personal norms as criteria.

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