Self-Awareness Part 1: Definition, Measures, Effects, Functions, and Antecedents

  title={Self-Awareness Part 1: Definition, Measures, Effects, Functions, and Antecedents},
  author={Alain Morin},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
  • A. Morin
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Psychology
  • Social and Personality Psychology Compass
Self-awareness represents the capacity of becoming the object of one’s own attention. In this state one actively identifies, processes, and stores information about the self. This paper surveys the selfawareness literature by emphasizing definition issues, measurement techniques, effects and functions of self-attention, and antecedents of self-awareness. Key self-related concepts (e.g., minimal, reflective consciousness) are distinguished from the central notion of self-awareness. Reviewed… 

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