SELF-EXTENSION

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an investment in ego where things are brought from outside the self that a person feels an affinity with. the extension of ego outside the self.

SELF-EXTENSION: "According to Gordon Allport, self-extension is seen when a child starts to incorporate people and objects in to the self-concept."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-EXTENSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-extension/ (accessed December 6, 2022).

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