Adolescents

Self and Culture
  • Daniel Offer
  • Eric Ostrov
  • Kenneth I. Howard
  • Robert Atkinson

Abstract

The term self-image implies an image of something. But an image of what? It is not easy to point to the self or specify exactly what the concept designates. Clearly, the self is a complex concept with multiple meanings. As one might expect, given this complexity, a review of the literature reveals a variety of views about the nature of the self. In this chapter, we shall elucidate the meaning of self from this variety of viewpoints, particularly as this concept applies to adolescents.

Keywords

Interpretive Scheme Local Collaborator Identity Confusion American Teenager Universal Constraint 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Offer
    • 1
  • Eric Ostrov
    • 2
  • Kenneth I. Howard
    • 3
  • Robert Atkinson
    • 4
  1. 1.Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and Pritzker School of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Northwestern University and Michael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  4. 4.University of Southern MaineGorhamUSA

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