How is self-concept different from self-esteem? What shapes your personal self-concept? Do you think you have a healthy or correct view of who you are?
Do you agree or disagree with the TED speaker who suggests that self-esteem is a skill that you can develop? What are some ways that you can increase your personal self-esteem?
There are many benefits and risks of self-disclosure. What are some personal benefits or risks that you have experienced regarding self-disclosure? How do you manage levels of self-disclosure in face to face communication? Computer-mediated communication? Are there differences in disclosure levels depending on the medium that you are using to communicate?
Compare and contrast reflected appraisal and social comparison as influences on the development of a self-concept. How do your friends and relatives affirm and reinforce your perceptions of yourself?
As people age, their self-concepts tend to change. Looking back over the last few years of your life, think about how you have changed the way you think about yourself. Identify and describe at least two of those changes. Next, describe the process by which your self-concept changed. Make sure to include ideas and concepts from the book and/or class in your answer.