The primary aim of this volume is to present the most recent advances in the psychological study of the self with a special emphasis on the factors that contribute to self-concept and self-esteem. This volume offers the following features:
* state-of-the-art testimonies of important new research programs on the self
* valuable reviews and literature on measurement of self-concept
* analysis of sociocultural influences on self -- an understudied topic until recently
* new theory on the origins of self-enhancement
"Although this text is one of a series, it stands alone in providing significant insights and knowledge about self….a fine book that stimulates thought and debate….The presentations of the contributors' views in a readable and interesting book result in something out of the ordinary for those interested in how we look at ourselves."
—Science Books & Films
"Previous volumes of Psychological Perspectives on the Self have been well received by self researchers and have had considerable impact on the field. The current volume already seems to be continuing in this tradition."
Contents: Preface. R.B. Felson, The (Somewhat) Social Self: How Others Affect Self-Appraisals. J.D. Brown, Self-Esteem and Self-Evaluation: Feeling Is Believing. H.W. Marsh, Academic Self-Concept: Theory, Meaurement, and Research. D. Dunning, Words to Live By: The Self and Definitions of Social Concepts and Categories. M.R. Leary, The Interplay of Private Self-Processes and Interpersonal Factors in Self-Presentation. B.R. Little, Personal Projects and the Distributed Self: Aspects of a Conative Psychology. D. Oyserman, H.R. Markus, The Sociocultural Self.