Symbolic Self-completion

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Psychology Press, 1982 - Psychology - 243 pages
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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  

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Contents

A Special Part of Human Nature
3
Task Interruption Resumption
19
Symbolic SelfCompletion
31
The Necessity of Social Reality
51
The Constructive Effects of SelfSymbolizing
66
The Decay of Interpersonal Relations
87
The Refusal to Admit to Failure
109
The Attempt to Influence Others
124
CONCEPTUAL ISSUES UNDERLYING THE THEORY
165
Commitment and the Rise of the SelfDefinition
183
The Psychology of Compensation
208
References
227
Author Index
235
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