SELF-UNDERSTANDING By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 Attain the insight into your attitudes, motives, defences, reactions, weaknesses and strengths. Also called self-awareness. SELF-UNDERSTANDING: "Self-understanding is a major goal of psychotherapy." Related Psychology Terms EMOTIONAL REEDUCATION THINKING THROUGH EMOTIONAL INSIGHT 1 ATTITUDE SYSTEM METAEMOTION MOTIVATIONAL STYLES KAIROS ATTITUDE THERAPY SOCIAL PERCEPTION PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-UNDERSTANDING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-understanding/ (accessed June 28, 2017).