Psychological Dimensions of the Self

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SAGE Publications, Jun 19, 2001 - Psychology - 334 pages
`This book would be of great assistance for demonstrating how the self can be objectified in ways suited to the requirements of empirical studies.... It makes a genuine contribution to the field. The author′s dedicated attention to the topic of the self and his fluent knowledge of the field will surely benefit the next generation of researchers′ - Daniel M Ogilvie, Rutgers University

`The book will appeal to undergraduate and beginning graduate students who are interested in the self′ - Michael Kernis, University of Georgia

In this comprehensive core textbook for courses on self psychology, a respected and experienced author uses multiple approaches (cultural, social psychological, developmental, psychoanalytical, personality, and evolutionary) to better understand each aspect of the self (e.g., body image, identity, self-consciousness, shyness, guilt, shame, self-disclosure, etc.). Compared with other books on the self, Buss provides the reader with a broader coverage of topics. In addition, as he proceeds through each topic, he utilizes recurrent themes, labeled dichotomies of the self (private/public, central/peripheral, etc.), and these various themes offer a conceptual framework that helps the reader to see how the various aspects of the self are related.

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