The complex of drives and responses relating to the self; the set of potentialities which develop in an individual’s character in response to parental and other external influence: [as modifier]: internal self-system characteristics interact with external demands of the environment to reveal individual differences in behaviour
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- The social aspect of the model implies that the self-system is embedded in a social context that includes the individual and the individual's interactions and relations with the task and with others in the situation.
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