Definition of self-observation in English:



mass noun
  • The objective observation of one's own attitudes, reactions, or thought processes.

    • ‘Performance phase processes fall into two major classes: self-control and self-observation.’
    • ‘Whether or not self-observation was greater in these girls, or whether it was simply easier for them to admit that they are less able to cope, was not analyzed here.’
    • ‘Behavioral self-regulation includes time subprocesses of self-observation, self-reaction, and self-judgment.’
    • ‘First, through self-observation, people monitor and track their actions.’
    • ‘The second skill relates to the clinician's capacity for self-observation in seeking to help and minimize harm to mentally ill patients.’