Self in Social Psychology Key Readings in Social Psychology

ISBN-10: 086377573X
ISBN-13: 9780863775734
Edition: 2000
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Description: This reader presents a collection of articles on the study of the self in social psychology. The readings are in thematic sections covering topics such as self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-presentation, and the self and culture.

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List price: $63.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.510
Language: English

This reader presents a collection of articles on the study of the self in social psychology. The readings are in thematic sections covering topics such as self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-presentation, and the self and culture.

Roy F. Baumeister holds the Eppes Eminent Professorship in Psychology at Florida State University, where he is the head of the social psychology graduate program and teaches social psychology to students at all levels. He has taught introductory social psychology to thousands of undergraduate students. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1978, and his teaching and research activities have included appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, the Max Planck Institute in Munich (Germany), and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Baumeister is an active researcher whose work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and by the Templeton Foundation. He has done research on the self (including self-esteem and self-control), the need to belong, sexuality, aggression, and how people find meaning in life. In 2005, the Institute for Scientific Information concluded from a survey of published bibliographies that he was among the most influential psychologists in the world. His publications have been cited over 5,000 times. Baumeister lives with his wife and daughter by a small lake in Tallahassee, Florida. In his (very rare) spare time, he likes to play guitar and piano or go windsurfing.

The Nature and Structure of the Self: an Overview
Self-Knowledge
Symbolic Interactionist View of Self-Concept: Through the Looking Glass Darkly
Illusion and Well-Being: A Social Psychological Perspective on Mental Health
Self-Conceptions
The Self
The Real Self: From Institution to Impulse
Motivational Roots
Self-Esteem as an Interpersonal Monitor: The Sociometer Hypothesis
Why Do People Need Self-Esteem? Converging Evidence that Self-Esteem Serves an Anxiety-Buffering Function
Self and Information Processing
Self-Schemata and Processing Information about the Self
Self-Reference and the Encoding of Personal Information
Self-Discrepancy: A Theory Relating Self and Affect
Self-Presentation
Self-Presentation Can Be Hazardous to Your Health: Impression Management and Health Risk
Self-Concept Change and Self-Presentation: The Looking Glass Self is also a Magnifying Glass
Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem and Clarity of the Self-Concept
Relation of Threatened Egotism to Violence and Aggression: The Dark Side of High Self-Esteem
Self-Regulation
Self-Efficacy: Toward a Unifying Theory of Behavior Change
Control Theory: A Useful Conceptual Framework for Personality-Social, Clinical and Health Psychology
Ego Depletion: is the Active Self a Limited Resource?
Self and Culture
Culture and the Self: Implications for Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation
Motivation and Self-Knowledge
The Psychology of Self-Affirmation: Sustaining the Integrity of the Self
The Cognitive-Affective Crossfire: When Self-Consistency Confronts Self-Enhancement
Assessment, Enhancement, and Verification Determinants of the Self-Evaluation Process
Strategies
Control of the Attributions about the Self Through Self-Handicapping Strategies: The Appeal of Alcohol and the Role of Underachievement
Basking in Reflected Glory: Three (Football) Field Studies
Toward a Self-Evaluation Maintenance Model of Social Behavior
Appendix: How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology

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