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Social and Personal Identity
Understanding Yourself

First Edition


February 2004 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can you understand yourself? Where do your views, attitudes and values come from and why do they change? This accessible and illuminating book provides a reliable guide to these questions. The book:

· Demonstrates that personal identity is formed around

basic needs for security and self-esteem and the personal

desires that flow from them

· Shows the role of the emotions in personal life

· Explores the limits of approaches that deny the existence

of 'individuals' and 'personal experience'

· Demonstrates how we build on everyday problems and

dilemmas of life to shape our moods, attitudes and feelings.

Shrewd and compelling, the book will be of interest to anyone studying Social Psychology and Sociology.

 
Introduction
 
Understanding YourSelf
 
Emotional Needs and Desires
 
Your Controlling Heart
 
Desire, Influence and Control
 
Inner Power and The Higher Self
 
Relationships and Their Dilemmas
 
Personal Worlds and Private Feelings
 
The Self as Emergent Narrative

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