ERIC Number: ED435932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Selfhood: Identity, Esteem, Regulation. Social Psychology Series.
Hoyle, Rick H.; Kernis, Michael H.; Leary, Mark R.; Baldwin, Mark W.
Much has been written on the self during the latter half of the twentieth century, a period when citizens of the free world have embraced self-esteem and the pursuit of self-interest as fundamental entitlements. This widespread interest in the self has produced a large amount of information and misinformation. This book aims to summarize the findings from empirical research on the self, conducted in experimental social psychology. The conceptual model and research strategies described reflect the influence of the cognitive revolution in psychology which tends to view human beings as active, decision-making, information processors who shape their environments as much as they are shaped by it. The book is designed for the undergraduate or graduate student or for researchers and practitioners unfamiliar with literature on the self. It is organized in relation to three prominent themes in social-psychological research and theory on the self: identity, esteem, and regulation. Chapters include: (1) Selfhood; (2) The Self-System; (3) Identity; (4) Self-Concept; (5) Self-Esteem; (6) Self-Enhancement; (7) Other Self-Motives; and (8) Self-Regulation and Agency. (Includes 517 references, four tables and six figures.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Egocentrism, History, Individual Development, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem, Self Management, Social Development, Social Psychology
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