Handbook of Self and Identity (2nd Edition) by Mark R. Leary, June Price Tangney

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By Mark R. Leary, June Price Tangney

The self has emerged as a primary build in lots of domain names of behavioral and social technological know-how. This state-of-the-science quantity brings jointly an array of top professionals to comprehensively evaluate thought and examine during this burgeoning region. insurance comprises the content material, constitution, and association of the self; approaches with regards to supplier, legislation, and strength of mind; self-evaluation and self-related motivation and emotion; interpersonal and cultural matters; and self-development throughout evolutionary time and the lifespan. additionally tested are ways in which the advance of the self can pass awry, leading to emotional and behavioral difficulties.

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It is bursting with important findings and offering exciting new prospects, but at the same time creating fresh challenges and still struggling with classic problems. We have two goals in this chapter. First, we provide a perspective on the current state of the science of the self. This state is robust and vibrant, but it also is complex and diffuse. Relevant work is scattered across diverse subfields and disciplines that often operate in isolation, impervious to developments just across the boundaries.

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The accumulating neuropsychological findings begin to offer insights into potential mechanisms by which different aspects of self combine to create the experience of an integrated stream of consciousness, personal identity, and even the phenomenological experience of self-­agency. As we begin to see how and where the brain creates the agentic self we experience, the homunculus fades away. Nevertheless, there is a continued need to contextualize these part­processes within a coherent, comprehensive self-­system that functions as an organized whole and allows their interconnections and dynamics to be seen as they work within a person, not just as isolated components.

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