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Notes on Self Awareness Development in Early Infancy

  title={Notes on Self Awareness Development in Early Infancy},
  author={Elena Geangu},
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 and the body image as body representations, highlighting the empirical evidence that support their development early in the first year of life. KEYWORDS: body schema, body image, self development, infancy. Starting with the age of 18-months, when placed in front of a mirror after being… Expand
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