Self-inference Processes

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James M. Olson, Mark P. Zanna
L. Erlbaum Associates, 1990 - Psychology - 339 pages
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Although self-inference processes -- the ways individuals make judgments about themselves -- have been studied in social psychology and sociology for many years, a distinct literature on this topic has not emerged due to the diversity of relevant issues. The editors of this current volume cull recent social psychological research and theory on self-inference processes and identify some of the common themes in this area of study.

The specific topics covered in this volume include:

` how people infer their emotions, personality traits, and body images from relevant information

* factors influencing the self-concept, identity, and self-standards

* the impact of self-inferences on interpersonal relations

* conditions motivating escape from the self

The book is written for researchers and graduate level students in clinical, social, developmental, health, and personality psychology.

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About the author (1990)

James M. Olson is on the faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses on intelligence and national security. He served his entire career in the CIA??'s Directorate of Operations. His career highlights include serving as the chief of CIA counterintelligence at CIA headquarters and in overseas assignments in Moscow, Vienna, and Mexico City. He lives in College Station, Texas.

Dolores Albarracin" is an  R. David Thomas Endowed Legislative Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida. She is a recipient of several grants and awards and has published in the flagship journals of the fields of psychology and social psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Blair T. Johnson" is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 8 and 9) and the American Psychological Society, he has served as Consulting Editor for leading journals in the field of social psychology, and is the author of a leading statistics program, DSTAT. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Mark P. Zanna" is a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He is the Editor of ""Advances in Experimental Social Psychology"" and Co-Editor of the ""Ontario Symposium of Personality and Social Psychology."" A Fellow of the APA's Divisions 8, 9, and 35 and The Royal Society of Canada, he received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University.