Self-talk and self-awareness: On the nature of the relation

Journal of Mind and Behavior 14 (3):223-234 (1993)
Abstract
This article raises the question of how we acquire self-information through self-talk— i.e., of how self-talk mediates self-awareness. It is first suggested that two social mechanisms leading to self-awareness could be reproduced by self-talk: engaging in dialogues with ourselves, in which we talk to fictive persons, would permit an internalization of others' perspectives; and addressing comments to ourselves about ourselves, as others do toward us, would allow an acquisition of self-information. Secondly, it is proposed..
Keywords Epistemology  Information  Self  Speech  Talking
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