Communication and Personal Identity
Definitions: Our self concept (how we understand our SELF) is composed of two aspects.
1. Self image - how we PERCEIVE our SELF
2. Self esteem - how we evaluate ourselves
Sources of information for our self concept - "The self arises in communication with others."
Homework for Discussion on Friday
In 203 a study (Michael Bond. "The Pursuit of Happiness." New Scientist 4 October 2003. <http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18024155.100>) of more than 65 countries published in the UK's New Scientist magazine indicates that the happiest people in the world lived in Nigeria. The least happy people lived in Romania. People in Latin America, Western Europe and North America are happier than those in Eastern Europe and Russia.