In scary psychological terms…
“Self-awareness is a psychological state in which people are aware of their traits, feelings and behaviour. Alternately, it can be defined as the realization of oneself as an individual entity.”
-Crisp & Turner, 2010
But the reason for this post is to peak your interest in the area, so don’t panic yet 🙂
Essentially, what is the first “step” to self-awareness?
Understanding that you, yourself, are a unique, individual being.
Or…can you recognize yourself in a mirror?
Here’s a fun video about elephants to make my point for me!
This one is for all my intro-psych students out there!
This isn’t all the deets and it doesn’t show all the important peeps, but it’s a pretty resource if you’re just trying to keep names, schools, and concepts straight!
Also…fun fact…this is basically an outline presented in the first section of Module 1 in Exploring Psychology in Modules with Special update for DSM-5 , 9th Ed (Miller, 2014)