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Michael F. Mascolo, Kurt W. Fischer & Robert A. Neimeyer

In: Action & Self-Development: Theory and Research Through the Life Span

Chapter 5: The Dynamic Codevelopment of Intentionality, Self, and Social Relations

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The Dynamic Codevelopment of Intentionality, Self, and Social Relations
The dynamic codevelopment of intentionality, self, and social relations
Michael F.Mascolo
Kurt W.Fischer
Robert A.Neimeyer
The Origins of Intentionality and the Development of Self

His father was a Scots-man, his mother of the African people, and this distinction between “man” and “people” was an important distinction, for one of them came off the boat as part of a horde, already demonized, mind blank to everything but human suffering, each face the same as the one next to it; the other came off the boat of his own volition, seeking to fulfill a destiny, a vision of himself he carried in his mind's eye. (Kincaid, 1996, p. 181)

In this passage, Kincaid (1996) alludes to the rich interplay among intentionality, self, and social ...

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