The Construction of the Self, Second Edition: Developmental and Sociocultural Foundations (Google eBook)
An important work from a leading scholar, this book explores self-development from early childhood to adulthood. Susan Harter traces the normative stages that define the emergence of many self-processes, including self-esteem. She also addresses individual differences and societal influences on self-development. Presenting pioneering empirical research, Harter shows that increasingly mature features of the self have both benefits and liabilities for psychological adjustment. The book highlights the causes and consequences of different types of self-representations, including those that are unrealistically negative or positive.
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Chapter 2Developmental Differences in SelfRepresentations during Childhood
Chapter 3Developmental Differences in SelfRepresentations during Adolescence
Chapter 4SelfProcesses during Emerging Adulthood
Chapter 5The Inextricable Link between Perceived Physical Appearance and SelfEsteem
Chapter 6SelfConscious Emotions