n. the cognitive aspect which serves as a belief in one's own appearance. It is this belief which guides a person in processing thoughts about traits which are significant. In addition to thoughts and feelings, this cognition includes image as well. See body image- also body percept.

BODY SCHEMA: "Because it is organized on a higher cognitive level, body schema gives more importance to physical traits which are significant to the person."
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