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    The self
    A) the body
    B) social identity (name, group membership, etc.)
    C) active agent involved in making decisions
    Self-guides - various representations of how we should and shouldn't be
    Ought-self - how we ought to be
    Ideal-self - the perfect us
    Functions of self
    A) interpersonal tool - understanding of yourself in the relationships you keep
    B) to make choices - self contains morals, preferences, and priorities
    C) self-regulation - take care of body, relationships, etc.
    Self-reference effect - any information pertaining to the self is processed more thoroughly

    Public-self - where and how you work, how you view yourself with others
    Private-self - decision making, self-esteem and perception, view of who you are
    Collective-self - group memberships and activities
    Collectivist societies - pressure conformity and development of the collective self
    Tight societies - strong demand for conformity of in group norms, development of public and collective
    Complex cultures - public self is important due to ...

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    An outline is presented to overview the concept of self.

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