2nd Edition

Handbook of Self and Identity




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ISBN 9781462515370
Published February 14, 2014 by Guilford Press
754 Pages

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Book Description

Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews theory and research on the self. Leading investigators address this essential construct at multiple levels of analysis, from neural pathways to complex social and cultural dynamics. Coverage includes how individuals gain self-awareness, agency, and a sense of identity; self-related motivation and emotion; the role of the self in interpersonal behavior; and self-development across evolutionary time and the lifespan. Connections between self-processes and psychological problems are also addressed.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates significant theoretical and empirical advances.
*Nine entirely new chapters.
*Coverage of the social and cognitive neuroscience of self-processes; self-regulation and health; self and emotion; and hypoegoic states, such as mindfulness.

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Biography

Mark R. Leary, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. His research focuses on the processes by which people think about and evaluate themselves; the effects of self-reflection on emotion and psychological well-being; and how people are influenced by concerns about how they are perceived and evaluated by others. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and a recipient of the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. Dr. Leary was the founding editor of the journal Self and Identity and is currently Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review.

June Price Tangney, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. A Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and of the Association for Psychological Science, she is Associate Editor of American Psychologist. Dr. Tangney’s primary research interest is the development and implications of moral emotions; her current work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders. A recipient of George Mason University’s Teaching Excellence Award, she strives to integrate service, teaching, and clinically relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

Reviews

"Take the world’s leading authorities on the psychology of the self and ask them to write about what they know best, and you have the Handbook of Self and Identity. Now in its second edition, this remarkable handbook offers the first and last word on this important subject."--Daniel Gilbert, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

"Building on the strengths of the first edition, the editors have assembled an all-star team of experts to address classic topics and emerging areas of inquiry into the many and varied facets of self and identity. Bringing together individual and social perspectives, this handbook serves as a powerful reminder that self and identity are rooted in biological, social, and cultural contexts, and have far-reaching consequences for how people think, feel, and act as individuals and as members of relationships and groups. Quite simply, this handbook is a 'must read.'"--Mark Snyder, PhD, McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology, University of Minnesota

"I was tempted to assign nearly every chapter of this volume in my graduate Self and Identity class. Each chapter is cogent, neatly summarizes past work, and provides insights into future directions. The Handbook has been an outstanding text for this course."--Jeffrey Green, PhD, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
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