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ERIC Number: EJ799380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
Education and Self-Change
Kristjansson, Kristjan
Cambridge Journal of Education, v38 n2 p217-230 Jun 2008
This paper explores three psychological theories of self--Kenneth Gergen's theory of the crystallised self, Carol Dweck's theory of the incremental self and William Swann's theory of the homeostatic self--for their ability to account for personal change in general, and radical self-change in particular. Special attention is paid to their educational implications. The overall conclusion is that whereas all three theories provide important insights into self-change, none of them gives a fully satisfying account.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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