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Psychology of Self and Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

The study of self and identity has a long and storied history in the field of psychology. William James began the discussion by commenting on the distinctions between the I and Me at the beginning of the field. Since then, the study of self and identity has exploded into one of the more researched topics within psychology. However, the discussion of the self did not begin with the field of psychology; it began long before that time. In the beginning, the self was considered to ...

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