Self and Identity: Personal, Social, and Symbolic


Recent perspectives on selfhood have significantly amended the social cognitive theory of the self. This edited volume outlines the latest meta-theoretical and theoretical contexts of self-research and suggests new directions for future research. Self and Identity examines theoretical accounts of human experience within the contemporary socio-cultural milieu and attempts to answer the question of what it means to be human. It provides a clear structure within which to conceptualize contemporary empirical research on self and identity in terms of personal, social, and symbolic aspects. In so doing, it identifies the symbolic aspect as an emerging area of contemporary significance. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers in social and personality psychology interested in self and identity and self-research. It may also be used as a supplemental text in advanced-level courses on self and identity.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Margaret Foddy
  • Yoshihisa Kashima
  • Michael S. Humphreys
  • Jean M. Twenge
  • Roy F. Baumeister
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2002


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