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Self and Identity : Fundamental Issues

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 in the scientific study of self and identity. These chapters go much farther than merely taking stock of recent scientific progress. World-class social scientists from psychology, sociology and anthropology present new and contrasting perspectives o
eBook, English, 1997
Oxford University Press, New York, 1997
Conference papers and proceedings
1 online resource (257 pages)
9780198025870, 9781602560611, 9780195098266, 9781280451461, 9781423735762, 0198025874, 1602560617, 0195098269, 1280451467, 1423735765
Contributors; 1 INTRODUCTION: Toward a Second Century of the Scientific Analysis of Self and Identity; PART I: Classic Contrasts: Multiplicity of Self Versus Unity of Identity; PART II: Classic Contrasts: Personal Self Versus Social Identity; PART III: Critical Contexts; Author Index; Subject Index