The term self-image implies an image of something. But an image of what? It is not easy to point to the self or specify exactly what the concept designates. Clearly, the self is a complex concept with multiple meanings. As one might expect, given this complexity, a review of the literature reveals a variety of views about the nature of the self. In this chapter, we shall elucidate the meaning of self from this variety of viewpoints, particularly as this concept applies to adolescents.
KeywordsInterpretive Scheme Local Collaborator Identity Confusion American Teenager Universal Constraint
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