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ERIC Number: EJ603866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
Symbolic Interactionism Revisited: Potential Liabilities for the Self Constructed in the Crucible of Interpersonal Relationships.
Harter, Susan
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v45 n4 p677-703 Oct 1999
Reviews contributions of symbolic interactionists Baldwin, Cooley, and Mead, for whom the self was primarily a social construction, crafted through linguistic exchanges with significant others. Discusses four potential liabilities of developing a self so dependent upon social processes: incorporating unfavorable opinions, failing to internalize others' opinions, having conflict among multiple selves, and promoting false-self behavior. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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