The study of the self--and the processes associated with the self--are at the cutting edge of research on social and personality development. This volume brings together researchers from diverse theoretical perspectives to address a wide variety of issues associated with self processes including competence, autonomy, relatedness, and attachment. As such, the book provides a unique perspective on the role of self processes in child development and the importance of emotion as an organizing aspect of the self.
Table of Contents
Contents: I. Bretherton, Pouring New Wine into Old Bottles: The Social Self as Internal Working Model. J.P. Connell, J. G. Wellborn, Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness: A Motivational Analysis of Self-System Processes. S. Epstein, Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory: Implications for Developmental Psychology. E.T. Higgins, Development of Self-Regulatory and Self-Evaluative Processes: Costs, Benefits, and Trade-Offs. E.A. Skinner, Development and Perceived Control: A Dynamic Model of Action in Context. E. Waters, K. Kondo-Ikemura, J. Richters, Learning to Love: Milestones and Mechanisms in Attachment, Identity, and Identification.
"The current volume maintains the high quality that developmentalists have come to expect from this series. The scope of this symposium on the self is wide-ranging in both theory and content."