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Social and Personal Identity
Understanding Yourself

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Social Psychology | Social Theory

176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can you understand yourself? Where do your views, attitudes and values come from and why do they change? This accessible and illuminating book provides a reliable guide to these questions. The book:

· Demonstrates that personal identity is formed around

basic needs for security and self-esteem and the personal

desires that flow from them

· Shows the role of the emotions in personal life

· Explores the limits of approaches that deny the existence

of 'individuals' and 'personal experience'

· Demonstrates how we build on everyday problems and

dilemmas of life to shape our moods, attitudes and feelings.

Shrewd and compelling, the book will be of interest to anyone studying Social Psychology and Sociology.

 
Introduction
 
Understanding YourSelf
 
Emotional Needs and Desires
 
Your Controlling Heart
 
Desire, Influence and Control
 
Inner Power and The Higher Self
 
Relationships and Their Dilemmas
 
Personal Worlds and Private Feelings
 
The Self as Emergent Narrative

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Derek Layder

Derek Layder is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester and Honorary Professor of Health and Life Sciences and De Montfort University. He was awarded a doctorate by the London School of Economics in 1976. Appointed Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester in 1974 and promoted to Reader in 1995, he became Professor in 1997 and Emeritus Professor from 2002. He has held several visiting academic positions and has also held honorary visiting appointments at The Australian National University (as a Humanities Research Fellow) and the University of Western Sydney (as Eminent Research Visitor). He taught in... More About Author

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