This structural domain spans the interpersonal perspective, the cognitive perspective, and the psychodynamic perspective. In the course of development, the swirl of uncoordinated perceptions eventually gives way to a growing sense of order and continuity. The concept of self provides a stable anchor of continuity or sameness across time in the face of changing experiences. Although everyone has some notion of "who they are," individuals differ greatly in the clarity and accuracy of their self-perceptions.
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