- the idea or mental image one has of oneself and one's strengths, weaknesses, status, etc.; self-image.
Origin of self-concept
First recorded in 1920–25
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- psychol the whole set of attitudes, opinions, and cognitions that a person has of himself
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Word Origin and History for self-concept
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- 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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