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Handbook of Self and Identity

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The self has emerged as a central construct in many domains of behavioral and social science. This state-of-the-science volume brings together an array of leading authorities to comprehensively review theory and research in this burgeoning area. Coverage includes the content, structure, and organization of the self; processes related to agency, regulation, and self-control; self-evaluation and self-related motivation and emotion; interpersonal and cultural issues; and self-development across evolutionary time and the lifespan. Also examined are ways that the development of the self can go awry, resulting in emotional and behavioral problems.

703 pages, Paperback

First published October 18, 2002

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Mark R. Leary

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Profile Image for Noé Ajo caamaño.
127 reviews10 followers
September 13, 2016
Es muy difícil sobrevalorar este volumen. El libro reúne más de una treintena de trabajos, escritos por algunos de los mejores investigadores de nuestro tiempo, sobre las cuestiones más interesantes y actuales acerca del tópico del YO y la IDENTIDAD. No se trata solo de los contenidos concretos ni de los hallazgos o las sugerencias, sino que es también un tesoro de referencias a todo un universo de hallazgos empíricos de los últimos cuarenta años de investigación en psicología. Cualquiera que se interese por el yo, la identidad, y todo lo que con ello se relacione, ya sea desde la psicología, la antropología o la filosofía, hallará aquí un texto casi obligado.
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395 reviews79 followers
January 19, 2011
this collection of review essays on the social psych. understanding of the self was both exhaustive and exhausting. while it is definitely a well-written and important reference book for people doing research on the self--it is a bit soul-crushing in its size. that's not really a flaw of the book. in fact, it's great that there are so many topics covered here by such important people in the field. however, getting through this book was quite a task--one that i am glad is over.
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12 reviews3 followers
August 9, 2012
Excellent reader for upper-level psychology seminar course for undergraduates. Also a great resource for first or second-year grad students in social, personality, or clinical psychology.
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