Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity
This book offers a comprehensive and fascinating compilation of some of the most exciting recent scientific perspectives on the self. Research into what the self is and how identity works has been a vibrant area of psychological research, cutting across many disciplines in the science. The editors of this new volume have gathered together the best and most interesting descriptions of newly emerging research programs on the self.
In each chapter, leading scholars describe their cutting-edge work on such topics as self-dynamics, self-structure, impression management, the self in intimate relationships, and the relation between self-motives and consistency motives.
- How do individuals with low self-esteem react in intimate relationships?
- Is self-presentation on initial encounters like first dates automatic or conscious?
- When do role models inspire us and when do they demoralize us?
These and other questions are explored in chapters that offer readers the pleasure of discovering new insights into this most compelling of subjects.