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Self and Society Narcissism, Collectivism, and the Development of Morals

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ISBN-10: 0521317703

ISBN-13: 9780521317702

Edition: 1985

Authors: Drew Westen

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The relation between individual and collective processes is central to the social sciences, yet difficult to conceptualize because of the necessity of crossing disciplinary boundaries. The result is that researchers in different disciplines construct their own implicit, and often unsatisfactory, models of either individual or collective phenomena, which in turn influence their theoretical and empirical work. In this book, Drew Westen attempts to cross these boundaries, proposing an interdisciplinary approach to personality, to culture, and to the relation between the two. Part I of the book sets forth a model of personality that integrates psychodynamic analysis with an understanding of…    
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 458
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
A Theory of Personality
Personality theory: the three faces of psyche
Emotion: a missing link between psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural psychology?
The structure and dynamics of personality
The development of personality, narcissism, and moral judgment
A Theory of Culture
Social theory in sociology and anthropology
Societal structure and dynamics
The development of collectivism and the culture ideal
Personality and Culture: A Synthesis
Culture and personality: dying species or vigorous hybrid?
Psychic and sociocultural structure and dynamics
Personality and communitarian collectivism
The psychodynamics of modernization
Personality and sociocultural change
Breakdown and recovery: paradigmatic processes in personal identity and cultural integration
Personality and individuation
References
Index