Self-Image

From No Subject - Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis
Revision as of 03:00, 18 May 2006 by Riot Hero (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

The term self-image has entered common usage. Initially referred to by psychologists, it was then taken up by psychoanalysts without really being theorized. The self-image is ostensibly the representation that everyone has of themselves, in physical as well as physiological, sociological, and mental terms, envisioned through the prism of each individual self-evaluation at different stages of development and in different situations. Formerly, this notion was often considered to be the equivalent of the body scheme, postural scheme,...