Handbook of Self-Knowledge

Handbook of Self-Knowledge

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This authoritative handbook reviews the state of the science of self-knowledge, a key emerging area in psychology. Leading investigators describe innovative theory and research that is shedding new light on how-and how accurately-people perceive their own traits, thoughts, feelings, behavior, and relationships. Coverage encompasses the behavioral, mental, biological, and social structures that underlie self-knowledge; approaches to studying self-beliefs in specific domains; and the motives and biases that influence accuracy. The volume explores the personal and societal benefits of self-knowledge and also considers possible ways to enhance it.The chapters in this handbook highlight some of the very best and newest research in this area, and we hope they will spur ... We expect that some readers, like some of the authors in this handbook, will realize that they have been studying ... of selfknowledge (Chapter 5 by Lieberman), the social processes involved in self-knowledge (Chapter 7 by Srivastava), ... at predicting their future psychological states (Chapter 17 by Kushlev aamp; Dunn) or recalling their past ones (Chapter 18 byanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Self-Knowledge
Author:Simine Vazire, Timothy D. Wilson
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-05-21


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