Social and Personal Identity

Social and Personal Identity

Understanding Yourself

Book - 2004
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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:

#65533; Demonstrates that personal identity is formed around

basic needs for security and self-esteem and the personal

desires that flow from them

#65533; Shows the role of the emotions in personal life

#65533; Explores the limits of approaches that deny the existence

of 'individuals' and 'personal experience'

#65533; 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.

Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2004
ISBN: 9780761944898
0761944893
Branch Call Number: BF697.5.S43 L39 2004
Characteristics: 167 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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