Carolyn Houdek

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How do we learn? Modern psychologists have discovered that the self concept or image we hold is so important that it conditions nearly everything we say and do. The self concept or self image acts very much like a quota for an individual. What a person believes about himself establishes limits as to what he can and will do. It is the writer's purpose to examine briefly the nature of the self image and those experiences which make decisive contributions to its development. After defining the self image and evaluating the impact of society and the teacher on its formation, we will consider bibliotherapy and the beneficial effects one may achieve through its use.

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