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Required Readings

Diehl, M., Youngblade, L. M., Hay, E. L., & Chui, H. (2011). The development of self-representations across the life span. In K. L. Fingerman, C. A. Berg, J. Smith, & T. C. Antonucci (Eds.), Handbook of life-span development (pp. 611–646). New York, NY: Springer.

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Handbook of Life-Span Development, 1st Edition by Fingerman, C. A.; Berg, J.; Smith, T. C. Copyright 2011 by Springer Publishing Company, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Springer Publishing Company, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Marks, A. K., Patton, F., & Coll, C. (2011). Being bicultural: A mixed-methods study of adolescents’ implicitly and explicitly measured multiethnic identities. Developmental Psychology, 47(1), 270–288. doi:10.1037/a0020730

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Walden Writing Center. (2017). Common assignments: Annotated bibliographies. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/annotatedbibliographies

Discussion Spark: Experiences and Contexts that Influence Self-Concept

Self-concept, defined generally, refers to how individuals perceive their own individual traits, characteristics, or abilities. In other words, it refers to a person’s perceptions of his or her own identity. What contributes to an individual’s sense of self/self-concept? Think about yourself or someone you know well. 

By Day 2

Post a response to the following:

What are the main life experiences, developmental factors, and contexts that shape who you/individuals see yourself/themselves to be? Be specific in your response.