self-concept

[self-kon-sept, self-]

noun

the idea or mental image one has of oneself and one's strengths, weaknesses, status, etc.; self-image.

Nearby words

  1. self-compatible,
  2. self-complacency,
  3. self-complacent,
  4. self-composed,
  5. self-conceit,
  6. self-conception,
  7. self-confessed,
  8. self-confidence,
  9. self-confident,
  10. self-congratulation

Origin of self-concept

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for self-concept

self-concept

noun

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

self-concept

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for self-concept

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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