Self-Concept / Self-Identity for Educational Psychology Summary

This brief overview of self-concept theory has focused on describing the ways people organize and interpret their inner world of personal existence. The beginnings of self-concept theory and its recent history have been discussed.

Three major qualities of self-concept--that it is:

(1) learned,

(2) organized, and

(3) dynamic--have been presented.

Individuals have within themselves relatively boundless potential for developing a positive and realistic self-concept. This potential can be realized by people, places, policies, programs, and processes that are intentionally designed to invite the realization of this potential.