430 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in
April 17, 1998
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1572303174
ISBN - 13: 9781572303171
About the Book
This integrative volume brings together leading social scientists to present diverse perspectives on the emergence, development, and practical role of self-awareness. Shedding light on the fundamental question of how human beings come to understand who we are--in relation to ourselves, to others, and to the broader world--the book does justice to the complexity of its subject while remaining accessible to readers in a wide range of disciplines. Chapters cover such topics as developmental and evolutionary aspects of self-awareness; the self, consciousness, and theory of mind; and connections between self-awareness and social, affective, academic, and neuropsychological functioning.
Table of Contents
I. Definitions and Underpinnings of Self-Awareness
1. The Mind and Education, Searle
2. Consciousness and Self-Awareness, Natsoulas
II. The Evolution of Self-Awareness
3. When Self Met Other, Povinelli and Prince
4. A Social Model for the Evolution and Adaptive Significance of Self-Conscious Emotions, Parker
III. Development of Self-Awareness across the Lifespan
5. Is There a Self in Infancy?, Kagan
6. Inching toward a Mature Theory of Mind, Chandler and Carpendale
7. Self-Awareness and Social Intelligence: Web Pages, Search Engines, and Navigational Control, Ford and Maher
8. Personal Navigation, Sternberg and Spear-Swerling
9. The Developing Self-System and Self-Regulation of Primary School Children, Bouffard and Vezeau
10. The Brain, the Me, and the I, Pribram and Bradley
11. Narrative and Metanarrative in the Construction of Self, Bruner and Kalmar
12. The Development of Self through the Coordination of Component Systems, Mascolo and Fischer
IV. Integration and Conclusion
13. Being and Becoming Self-Aware, Ferrari
From the Publisher
This resource brings together late 1990s views on the nature of self- awareness, offering diverse ways of conceptualizing the self from biological, and cultural perspectives. A fundamental theme throughout the book is an understanding of how self-awareness relates not only to individuation, but also to one's awareness of other selves and how one identifies as part of a group. Chapters trace the developnment of self- awareness across the lifespan, including its role in education and its adaptation to real-world concepts.
About the Author
Michel Ferrari , PhD , University of Pittsburgh
Robert J. Sternberg ,PhD , Yale University.
"For researchers in the field, the wide-ranging theoretical accounts and methodological approaches presented...encourage both reflective consideration of the paradigmatic orthodoxy that may pervade their own traditions and an appreciation of the insights and methods in others. To whose interest in self-awareness is new, the volume demonstrates the vitality of the construct and the penetration of notions of self-awareness into many areas of psychology." --"Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books"