Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect

Perception of Self in Emotional Disorder and Psychotherapy

Editors: Hartman, Lorne M., Blankstein, Kirk R. (Eds.)

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One's view of self has pervasive and significant effects socially, psychologi­ cally, and even biologically. Regardless of theoretical differences, most psycho­ therapists agree that perception of self in one way or another profoundly impacts emotional satisfaction, behavioral adaptation, and rational thinking. Self-accep­ tance has played a major role in almost every major theory of personality. Despite its recognized importance over the years, only recently has the percep­ tion of self received vigorous research attention as a central variable in the development and maintenance of psychological dysfunction and as a mediating mechanism in effecting psychological change. Several lines of evidence point to the importance of self-perception in emotional disorder and psychotherapy. Feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness are frequently cited complaints among persons seeking psychological help. Peo­ ple with low self-esteem see themselves as helpless and inferior. They feel incapable of improving their situation. They fail to evidence the requisite inner resources or coping abilities for tolerating the stress of their life situation. The ability to be involved in healthy intimate relationships, to engage in successful career performance, to experience satisfactory sexual functioning, or to maintain effective mood management are all subject to disruption as a result of inconsis­ tent and impaired self-appraisal.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Self and the Control of Behavior

    Carver, Charles S. (et al.)

    Pages 5-35

  • Perceiving the Self as an Effective Agent

    Lefcourt, Herbert M.

    Pages 37-49

  • A Neuropsychodynamic Perspective on the Self

    Sackeim, Harold A.

    Pages 51-83

  • Looking for Introspection; Self-Consciousness, Self-Awareness, and Emotionality

    Bromberg, David (et al.)

    Pages 85-108

  • Shyness and Self-Concept

    Cheek, Jonathan M. (et al.)

    Pages 113-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perception of Self in Emotional Disorder and Psychotherapy
Editors
  • Lorne M. Hartman
  • Kirk R. Blankstein
Series Title
Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1793-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1793-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9004-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 354
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