The Self in Social Perspective

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Jerry Suls
L. Erlbaum, 1993 - Psychology - 236 pages
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The primary aim of this volume is to present the most recent advances in the psychological study of the self with a special emphasis on the factors that contribute to self-concept and self-esteem. This volume offers the following features:

* state-of-the-art testimonies of important new research programs on the self

* valuable reviews and literature on measurement of self-concept

* analysis of sociocultural influences on self -- an understudied topic until recently

* new theory on the origins of self-enhancement

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Contents

Feeling is Believing
27
Theory Measurement and Research
59
The Self and Definitions of Social Concepts
99
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Jerry Suls is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. He has published more than 130 articles and chapters on social psychology and health psychology and is the author or editor of numerous books, including "Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity "(edited with Abraham Tesser and Richard B. Felson, 2000) and "Handbook of Social Comparison" (edited with Ladd Wheeler, 2000). Kenneth A. Wallston is Professor of Psychology in Nursing at Vanderbilt University. He has published extensively on perceived control and health as well as on adaptation to rheumatoid arthritis. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and has been the editor of the newsletter "The Health Psychologist" since 1993.

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