Five levels of self-awareness as they unfold early in life

  title={Five levels of self-awareness as they unfold early in life},
  author={P. Rochat},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  • P. Rochat
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Consciousness and Cognition
When do children become aware of themselves as differentiated and unique entity in the world? When and how do they become self-aware? Based on some recent empirical evidence, 5 levels of self-awareness are presented and discussed as they chronologically unfold from the moment of birth to approximately 4-5 years of age. A natural history of children's developing self-awareness is proposed as well as a model of adult self-awareness that is informed by the dynamic of early development. Adult self… Expand

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