The term self-schema refers to a person's cognitive representation of the self-concept.
Objective self-awareness usually develops in children before the private self-concept.
A major function of possible selves is to guide and motivate behavior.
Most shy people would like to have more social contact.
Fear of negative evaluation is a characteristic common to shy people and people with low self-esteem.
Self-handicapping is more common among people with low self-esteem.
A person who is torn between different sets of values is probably experiencing identity deficit.
Contrast means that your social identity differentiates you from other people.
Identity conflicts are "approach-retreat" conflicts, in that the person wants to both reach and retreat from a specific goal.
Identity contrast is an important step in resolving an identity crisis.
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