This volume is the first to bring together the fast-growing research on self-continuity from multiple perspectives within and beyond social psychology.
The book covers individual and collective aspects of self-continuity, while a final section explores the relationship between these two forms. Topics include environmental and cultural influences on self-continuity; the interplay of autobiographical memory and personal self-continuity; the psychological function of self-continuity; personal and collective self-continuity; and resistance to change. The volume is rounded off with commentaries on the central issues and themes that have been discussed.
The book provides a unique sourcebook for this important topic and will appeal not only to upper-level students and researchers in social psychology, but, in view of the multiple perspectives represented in the volume, it will also appeal to cognitive, developmental, and personality psychologists.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1|30 pages
Cultural and Societal Dimensions of Self Continuity
part 2|44 pages
Self Continuity, Autobiographical Memory, and Identity
part 3|29 pages
Self Continuity Motives and Maintenance Strategies
part 4|58 pages
The Continuity of Groups and Collective Selves
part 5|26 pages
Collective Self Continuity in a Time of Change
part 6|41 pages
The Interplay between Individual and Collective Self Continuity
part 7|26 pages