The Self in European and North American Culture: Development and Processes

  • Annerieke Oosterwegel
  • Robert A. Wicklund

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Annerieke Oosterwegel, Robert A. Wicklund
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jerzy Trzebinski
    Pages 73-88
  4. Belén García Torres
    Pages 89-101
  5. Marcel A. G. van Aken, Cornelis F. M. van Lieshout, Gerbert J. T. Haselager
    Pages 169-182
  6. Allan Fenigstein
    Pages 183-192
  7. Charles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier
    Pages 193-204
  8. Stephen Reicher
    Pages 277-290
  9. Russell Spears
    Pages 309-322
  10. August Flammer
    Pages 333-349
  11. Brigitte Pörzgen
    Pages 351-355
  12. Tom Pyszczynski, Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, Michelle Stewart-Fouts
    Pages 357-373
  13. Robert A. Wicklund, Annerieke Oosterwegel
    Pages 375-379
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 381-395

About this book


How diverse or potentially overlapping are the numerous self-models, self-theories, and directions of self-research? It has become clear that the processes associated with the self are complex and diverse, and that many of the approaches associated with the self have been pursued in isolation. Moreover, the fact of there being different traditions within developmental and social psychology, as well as different traditions in Europe and North America, has also led to a certain cacophony when we examine the self-field as a whole.
The chapters here confront these differences, trying to come to terms with phenomena that are overarching, that extend through the dimensions of developmental psychology, social psychology, motivation psychology, and parts of clinical psychology. The book as whole gives a clear presentation of the issues, questions and phenomena that surface in research fields known as self psychology.


Motivation Self Psychology attention complex development developmental psychology psychology social psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Annerieke Oosterwegel
    • 1
  • Robert A. Wicklund
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4146-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0331-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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