Self Processes and Development: The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 23, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Self Processes and Development

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 23, 1st Edition

Edited by Megan R. Gunnar, L. Alan Sroufe

Psychology Press

280 pages

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Hardback: 9780805806953
pub: 1990-12-01
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The study of the self--and the processes associated with the self--are at the cutting edge of research on social and personality development. This volume brings together researchers from diverse theoretical perspectives to address a wide variety of issues associated with self processes including competence, autonomy, relatedness, and attachment. As such, the book provides a unique perspective on the role of self processes in child development and the importance of emotion as an organizing aspect of the self.


"The current volume maintains the high quality that developmentalists have come to expect from this series. The scope of this symposium on the self is wide-ranging in both theory and content."

Contemporary Psychology

Table of Contents

Contents: I. Bretherton, Pouring New Wine into Old Bottles: The Social Self as Internal Working Model. J.P. Connell, J. G. Wellborn, Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness: A Motivational Analysis of Self-System Processes. S. Epstein, Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory: Implications for Developmental Psychology. E.T. Higgins, Development of Self-Regulatory and Self-Evaluative Processes: Costs, Benefits, and Trade-Offs. E.A. Skinner, Development and Perceived Control: A Dynamic Model of Action in Context. E. Waters, K. Kondo-Ikemura, J. Richters, Learning to Love: Milestones and Mechanisms in Attachment, Identity, and Identification.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General