Current Psychology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 1–15

A Subself Theory of Personality


DOI: 10.1007/s12144-007-9002-x

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Lester, D. Curr Psychol (2007) 26: 1. doi:10.1007/s12144-007-9002-x


Previous theories of personality have introduced the concepts of ego states, complexes, subsystems, subpersonalities, and subselves. A series of postulates and corollaries are proposed in the present paper that form the skeleton of a formal theory of personality based on the concept of subselves. Structural, developmental, psychopathological, and psychotherapeutic implications are discussed.


Personality Subself Subpersonality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Study of SuicideBlackwoodUSA

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