Chapter 1 The emergence of self-awareness as co-awareness in early child development
This chapter presents some recent observations supporting two general ideas. The first idea is that, contrary to what has been assumed by early theorists of child development, from the first few…
The social influences on the development of the self
Self-awareness is defined as one’s ability to differentiate themselves from others, and is influenced by early life experiences (Fonagy, Gergely, & Jurist, 2003). Some children develop self-awareness…
Notes on Self Awareness Development in Early Infancy
ABSTRACT The current paper analyzes the development in early infancy of the bodily self as a component of self awareness. We specifically emphasize the conceptual distinction between the body schema…
"So big": the development of body self-awareness in toddlers.
- PsychologyChild development
The ability to represent and reflect on one's own body explicitly and objectively may be a unique dimension of early development, a distinct component of objective self-awareness that emerges in this age period.
Sartre, Developmental Psychology and Burgeoning Self-Awareness: Ricocheting from Being to Nothingness
While the genesis of self-awareness at approximately 18 months old is a dramatic landmark in human development, there is at this stage no explicit awareness on the toddler's part of his/her truly…
Temporally extended self-awareness and affective engagement in three-year-olds
- PsychologyConsciousness and Cognition
Exploration of Self-Consciousness through Self and Other Recognition in the Mirror: Towards New Perspectives in Schizophrenia
Self-experience impairments have been described since many years as part of core features of schizophrenia, but are currently neglected in research and clinical practice. First, a literature review…
Theory of own mind in autism
- Psychology, PhilosophyAutism : the international journal of research and practice
The idea that autism involves a particular deficit in awareness of the ‘psychological self’, or ‘theory of own mind’ is explored, which renders individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at least as impaired at recognising their own mental states as at recognifying mental states in other people.
The Two High Levels of Self- Identification in Relationships to Consciousness, Social Motives and Brain Laterality
The goal of this article is to discuss the difference between the two highest forms of self-identification–Self-Concept and Self-Image and the relationships between both of these forms, their…
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Mirror self-image reactions before age two.
- PsychologyDevelopmental psychobiology
The results indicate the following age-related sequence of behavior before the mirror: the first prolonged and repeated reaction of an infant to his mirror image is that of a sociable “playmate” from about 6 through 12 months of age.
Self‐awareness and the emergence of mind in primates
- Psychology, BiologyAmerican journal of primatology
An attempt is made to show that self‐awareness, consciousness, and mind are not mutually exclusive cognitive categories and that the emergence of self-awareness may be equivalent to the emergenceof mind.
Development of Self-Recognition in the Infant.
A hypothesized five-stage developmental sequence of self-recognition behaviors was tested in 48 infants between 6 and 24 months of age, and the self-recognition sequence was compared to the…
Early socio–emotional development: Contingency perception and the social-biofeedback model.
The past century of theory about human development has placed much responsibility for normal socio-emotional development on the social interactions experienced in infancy (e.g., Bandura, 1992;…
Who's in the mirror? Self-other discrimination in specular images by four- and nine-month-old infants.
- PsychologyChild development
It is indicated that infants develop self-other discrimination in specular images long before mirror self-recognition, which is typically reported by the second year.
Social contingency detection and infant development.
- PsychologyBulletin of the Menninger Clinic
The author proposes a relevant map of changing social stances adopted by infants in the course of early development and suggests that although the development of intersubjectivity is a central feature of infant behavior and development, the meaning of contingency detection, hence the source of inter Subjectivity, changes radically between birth and 18 months of age.