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Identity and Emotion: Development through Self-Organization

Identity and Emotion: Development through Self-Organization


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Identity and Emotion focuses on the individual development of identity and the processes involved. By working from a dynamic systems perspective the book offers a new and exciting approach to human identity and its development across the lifespan. The contributors to the book are specialists in this new approach, and offer new and challenging ideas on the development of identity as a self-organizing process. The book offers a wealth of new ideas and insights, but also concentrates on the ways these insights can be translated into research.

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ISBN-13: 9780521021562
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Harke A. Bosma is Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Groningen where he lectures in adolescent psychology with responsibility for research and teaching in this area.

E. Saskia Kunnen is Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Utrecht where she researches and lectures in the areas of personal development in adolescence and adulthood, and application of dynamic systems theory and models in this field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction E. Saskia Kunnen, Harke A. Bosma, Cor van Halen and Matty van der Meulen; 2. Developments in self-concept theory and research: affect, context, and variability Matty van der Meulen; Commentary: the self-concept is dead, long live... which construct or process? Differentation and organization of self-related theories Annerieke Oosterwegel; 3. The self and emotions Nico H. Frijda; Commentary: the self and emotions Seymour Epstein; 4. Fish, foxes and talking in the classroom: introducing dynamic systems concepts and approaches Paul L. C. van Geert; Commentary: fish, foxes, identity and emotion Linda A. Camras and George F. Michel; 5. A rational perspective on the development of self and emotion Alan Fogel; Commentary: the personal experience of coherence Jeroen Jansz; 6. Affective processes in a multivoiced self Hubert J. M. Hermans and Els Hermans-Jansen; Commentary: affective processes in a multivoiced self in action Leni Verhofstadt-Denève; 7. Old-new answers and new-old questions for personality and emotion: a matter of complexity Jeanette Haviland-Jones, David Beaulifard and Carol Magai; Commentary: emotions as sources of information about the self Peter Heymans; 8. Cognitive-emotional self-organization in personality development and personal identity Marc Lewis and Michel Ferrari; Commentary: two faces in identity Carol Magai; 9. A self-organizational approach to identity and emotions: an overview and implications E. Saskia Kunnen, Harke A. Bosma, Cor van Halen and Matty van der Meulen.

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