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Self-Understanding in Childhood and Adolescence : Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development - William Damon

Self-Understanding in Childhood and Adolescence

Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development

Paperback Published: 20th April 1992
ISBN: 9780521424998
Number Of Pages: 220

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This important book provides a comprehensive look, from a developmental perspective, of how children and adolescents come to understand themselves during the first two decades of life. It explores every aspect of this central area of social cognition, including the physical, social, active, and psychological aspects of self. The authors present data from several cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of children's and adolescents' self-conceptions, and they present alternative methods for interviewing children about themselves and for analyzing children's responses for developmental level and schematic orientation. They offer theoretical explanations about the processes that account for normal development of self-understanding and contrast these with abnormal processes that arise in populations of clinically disturbed youth. A chapter is also devoted to the study of children living in a remote agrarian setting, whose self-understanding is contrasted with the self-conceptions of children in the United States.

Previous developmental theory and research
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The self-understanding interview and scoring procedures
Understanding the self-as-object
Understanding the self-as-subject
Self-understanding and adolescent mental health with Mira Zamansky Levitt
Self-understanding in a Puerto Rican fishing village with Nadia Lucca
Self-understanding and social cognition
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ISBN: 9780521424998
ISBN-10: 0521424992
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 20th April 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33