The Dana Foundation has sponsored a speaker series on the question, "What is self?" In the middle school, our students begin asking themselves that on a daily basis. The parameters for their discussion centers around their friends, their strengths, their looks, and their society. The post below speaks to a combination of factors that could determine self. I find it interesting that some scientists are attempting to explain self in a purely scientific context. In its most basic form, middle school is the time when children first begin to answer this question.
Check it out:
Dana Foundation Blog: Who Am I? An Exploration of Self