1st Edition

Self Processes and Development
The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 23

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ISBN 9780805806953
Published December 1, 1990 by Psychology Press
280 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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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"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