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1. Oneness of a thing with itself.
2. Awareness of and identification with oneself as a separate individual.


(Psychology) the conscious recognition of the self as having a unique identity


1. the identity of a thing with itself.
2. the consciousness of one's own identity or individuality.
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Strange, compelling, and disturbing, this twenty-first century fable raises questions about genetic tinkering and self-identity.
The study aimed to determine any significant changes or developments among the students' personality, social and emotional dynamics such as social relations, social interactions, social perceptions, social behavior, social identity, expression of emotions, emotional perceptions, moods, attitudes, self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-identity that may be attributed to musical intelligence.
Their eating pattern tended to be more of a part of their self-identity compared to former limiters.
These different methods explore the relationship between elites and development outcomes from five angles: the participation and reaction of elites to institutional creation and change, how economic changes affect elite formation and circulation, elite perceptions of national welfare, the extent to which state capacity is part of elite self-identity, and how elites interact with non-elites.
For many, being a parent becomes part our self-identity; it is indoctrinated from a young age, when we begin playing with baby dolls.
This sense of responsibility, or perceived ethical obligation, is connected with their endorsement of a set of internalized rules (or "norms") and acts as a "trait-like" dimension because it represents an essential part of these persons' self-identity.
Knowing and promoting whether you are a girl or a boy helps with forming one's self-identity.
Based on surveys conducted in Austria and South Korea, the authors analyze the impact of cultural values, psychologically derived factors (i.e., anticipated benefits and self-identity), and attention to media content on motivation for ethical consumerism.
While it may seem logical that a child born of one ethnic heritage and raised within a family of a different ethnic background will develop an ethnic self-identity that incorporates both cultures, very little research has sought to explicitly determine if children involved in intercountry adoption can, should or will develop bicultural ethnic identities.
The object of the article is closely related to a necessity to analyse and to define peculiarities of modern cultural changes under the global transformation which is inseparably related to dilemmas of modern European and Lithuanian self-identity. Nowadays world area reveals some unique multicultural images and symbols of globality.
Harvie Ferguson's Self-Identity and Everyday Life is a most welcome addition to Routledge's everyday life titles in general and its New Sociology series in particular.
Drawing on the theory of psychological ownership in organizations that was proposed by Pierce and his colleagues (2001, 2003), the organization becomes the object toward which the individual perceives psychological ownership when it satisfies three motives of the employee: (1) when it provides opportunities to feel efficacious and in control; (2) when it becomes part of the self-identity where employees perceive ownership for the purpose of defining themselves; and (3) when it fulfills the desire to have a place that one calls one's own, analogous to the strong desire shared by most people to have a home.