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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 66.99
Self and identity have been important yet volatile notions in psychology since its formative years as a scientific discipline. Recently, psychologists and other social scientists have begun to develop and refine the conceptual and empirical tools for studying the complex nature of self. This volume presents a critical analysis of fundamental issues... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 94.99
How do we develop self-awareness, or a sense of self? One of the most popular theories is that language plays a major role: language and the narrative form allow us to develop a sense of self because this sense is dependent upon representational thought and the psychological manipulation of representations. Some scholars argue against this theory,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
Explores the concept of reflexive embodiment, how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. This book considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our face through to tattooing and bodybuilding. It also evaluates competing claims on embodiment and suggests alternative approaches. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00
The majority of research on human perception and action examines sensors and effectors in relative isolation. What is less often considered in these research domains is that humans interact with a perceived world in which they themselves are part of the perceptual representation, as are the positions and actions (potential or ongoing) of other active... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 54.95
Human reasoning is marked by an ability to remember one's personal past and to imagine one's future. Together these capacities rely on the notion of a temporally extended self or the self in time. Recent evidence suggests that it is during the preschool period that children first construct this form of self. By about four years of age, children can... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
"We are all facing choices that define us. No choice, however messy, is without importance in the overall picture of our lives. We all at our own age have to claim something, even if it is only our own confusion. I am in the middle of growing up and into myself. This book is my life in progress." Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00
This work is to be understood from the systematic perspective as an extension of John Rawl?s Theory of Justice . Constituting a normative vanishing-point, the individual?s moral self-respect is placed at the centre of the theory?s justification. Starting from the thesis that self-respect presents itself as the highestgood, the book defends... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 25.99
All individuals claim particular identities given their roles in society, groups they belong to, and characteristics that describe themselves. This book describes and illustrates identity theory, a social psychological theory that attempts to understand identities, their sources in interaction and society, their processes of operation, and their consequences... more...