The Construction of the Self: A Developmental Perspective
Drawing upon extensive theoretical knowledge and decades of empirical research by the author and others, this volume traces changes in the structure and content of self-representations from the preschool years through late adolescence. Harter provides a trenchant analysis of the cognitive and social processes responsible for the development of each person's unique sense of self. Throughout, normative-developmental and individual difference variables are clearly identified and clinical applications spotlighted. This authoritative work will be read with interest by scholars, clinicians, and students interested in understanding the causes and consequences of low self-esteem, or in designing interventions to promote more adaptive self-evaluations.
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Contemporary Issues and Historical Perspectives
The Normative Development of SelfRepresentations during Childhood
The Normative Development of SelfRepresentations during Adolescence
The Developmental Emergence of SelfConscious Emotions
The Content Valence and Organization of SelfEvaluative Judgments
Discrepancies between Real and Ideal SelfConcepts
Social Sources of Individual Differences in SelfEvaluation
A Model of the Causes Correlates and Consequences of Global SelfWorth
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