Self-Concept in Old Age
In Chapter 5 of your textbook, you learned about the self-concept, which is how an individual thinks of herself or himself. Although the self-concept is something that is established early in life, it changes as one grows older through life experiences. After reading the chapter, address the following :
- Discuss the experiences that an individual may have in her or his later years that may alter that personâ€™s self-concept. Be sure to discuss experiences that would both positively and negatively impact her or his self-esteem.
- Discuss how your own self-concept may change as your physical capabilities are decreased. Be sure to explain what positive and negative aspects you expect to encounter as part of your aging experience.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.