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Multiple Selves/ Self-Concept

Some researchers argue that a human's sense of self is not a single or one-dimensional construct but rather that people maintain possible or multiple selves. Possible selves are mental images that people have of themselves based on past experiences, future expectations, and current functioning. According to some, these possible selves are not merely hopes or goals but rather unique products of individual experiences and meaning which convey an individual's sense of agency. In addition, possible selves are understood to be distinct from, but in relation to, overall self-concept.

A argument for or against the existence of possible selves.
Justify your response by using the current literature.
Based on your argument, explain how you would describe yourself and why.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task of discussing the concept of 'possible selves' in relation to individuality, identity and self-concept. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline for a simple paper on it is also suggested.