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Recent thinking on subpersonalities: psychologists, brain researchers and philosophers have their say

ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGY Colin Martindale investigated this by looking at the structure of subpersonalities (which he calls subselves) within the personality. One obvious line of inquiry was simply to ask people about their subselves. This is certainly possible, and people generally give positive answers to this kind of question. This meant that the structure could be built up quite readily. A number of interesting implications of this model were drawn out by him. He showed that cognitive theory (so popular today in academia) could be much enriched by such a way of seeing the world.