Self, Ego, and Identity

Integrative Approaches

Editors: Lapsley, Daniel K., Power, F. Clark (Eds.)

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In the midst of the "cognitive revolution," there has been a veritable ex­ plosion of interest in topics that have been long banished from academic consideration under the intellectual hegemony of behaviorism. Most notably, notions of self, ego, and identity are reasserting themselves as fundamental problems in a variety of research traditions within psychol­ ogy and the social sciences. Theoretical models, review articles, edited vol­ umes, and empirical work devoted to these constructs are proliferating at a dizzying rate. This clearly attests to the renascent interest in these topics, the vitality of these research paradigms, and the promise that these constructs hold for explaining fundamental aspects of human development and behavior. Although the renewed academic interest in self, ego, and identity is obviously an exciting and healthy development, there is always the tenden­ cy for research to take on a parochial character. When boundaries are erected among different theoretical perspectives, when empirical findings are viewed in isolation, when theories are too sharply delimited and segre­ gated from other domains of behavior, then what may seem like progres­ sive, healthy, and content-increasing tendencies in a research paradigm may turn out to be, on closer inspection, merely an inchoate thrashing about. Fortunately there is an internal dynamic to scientific investigation that tends to combat this degenerating tendency. There is something about the rhythm of science that bids us to transcend parochial theoretical in­ terests and seek the most general theory.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Self, Adult Development, and the Theory of Biography and Transformation

    Noam, Gil G.

    Pages 3-29

  • A Social-Cognitive Account of the Self’s Development

    Greenwald, Anthony G.

    Pages 30-42

  • The Construction and Conservation of the Self: James and Cooley Revisited

    Harter, Susan

    Pages 43-70

  • The Adolescent Self-Concept in Social Context

    Hart, Daniel

    Pages 71-90

  • The Embedded Self: I and Thou Revisited

    Josselson, Ruthellen

    Pages 91-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self, Ego, and Identity
Book Subtitle
Integrative Approaches
Editors
  • Daniel K. Lapsley
  • F. Clark Power
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-7834-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-7834-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4615-7836-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 294
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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