Although the two major research areas of the "Self" and "Social Relationships" have flourished, they have done so largely independently of each other. More and more research, however, has indicated that relationships shape the nature of the self and identity, and that self-views influence interpersonal processes and the manner in which people navigate their close relationships. The integration of research on self and social relationships has proved a particularly rich one, generating some of the most creative and insightful theories in psychology.

The Self and Social Relationships is the first volume that marks, expedites, and defines this exciting new research synthesis. It serves both as a platform for authors to present their latest ideas on the topic and to encourage continued integration in this emerging field. The contributions represent a diverse set of perspectives from social/personality and clinical psychology. Each chapter covers a topic that is central to the study of self and relationships, and presents some of the most exciting research programs in the field.

This volume is essential reading for researchers and students in the areas of both self and relationships.

part I|115 pages

Self-Related Motives Influence Close Relationships

chapter 3|24 pages

Self-Verification in Relationships as an Adaptive Process

ByWilliam B. Swann, Christine Chang-Schneider, Sarah Angulo

chapter 3|22 pages

Narcissism and Interpersonal Self-Regulation

ByW. Keith Campbell, Jeffrey D. Green

part II|42 pages

Reciprocal Influences of Self and Other, I: Self-Perception and Self-Regulation

chapter 3|19 pages

Self-Perception as Interpersonal Perception

ByDavid A. Kenny, Tessa V. West

chapter 3|20 pages

Self-Regulation and Close Relationships

ByRoy F. Baumeister, Tyler F. Stillman

part III|48 pages

Evolutionary Perspectives

chapter 3|24 pages

Evolutionary Accounts of Individual Differences in Adult Attachment Orientations

ByJeffry A. Simpson, Lane Beckes, Yanna J. Weisberg

part IV|94 pages

Reciprocal Influences of Self and Other, II: Close Relationships and Changing the Self

chapter 10|21 pages

How Close Others Construct and Reconstruct Who We Are and How We Feel About Ourselves

ByArthur Aron, Sarah Ketay, Suzanne Riela, Elaine N. Aron

chapter 3|21 pages

Changes in Working Models of the Self in Relationships: A Clinical Perspective

ByJoanne Davila, Melissa Ramsay Miller

chapter 3|24 pages

Time for Some New Tools: Toward the Application of Learning Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Cognition

ByMark W. Baldwin, Jodene R. Baccus, Stéphane D. Dandeneau, Maya Sakellaropoulo