Self-Awareness & Causal Attribution

A Dual Systems Theory

  • Thomas Shelley Duval
  • Paul J. Silvia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 17-30
  4. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 31-40
  5. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 41-47
  6. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 49-64
  7. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 65-82
  8. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 83-103
  9. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 105-117
  10. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 119-134
  11. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 135-148
  12. Thomas Shelley Duval, Paul J. Silvia
    Pages 149-157
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 159-179

About this book

Introduction

Self-awareness - the ability to recognize one's existence - is one of the most important variables in psychology. Without self-awareness, people would be unable to self-reflect, recognize differences between the self and others, or compare themselves with internalized standards. Social, clinical, and personality psychologists have recognized the significance of self-awareness in human functioning, and have conducted much research on how it participates in everyday life and in psychological dysfunctions.
Self-Awareness & Causal Attribution: A Dual-Systems Theory presents a new theory of how self-awareness affects thought, feeling, and action. Based on experimental social-psychological research, the authors describe how several interacting cognitive systems determine the links between self-awareness and organized activity. This theory addresses when people become self-focused, how people internalize and change personal standards, when people approach or avoid troubling situations, and the nature of self-evaluation. Special emphasis is given to causal attribution, the process of perceiving causality.
Self-Awareness & Causal Attribution will be useful to social, clinical, and personality psychologists, as well as to anyone interested in how the self relates to motivation and emotion.

Keywords

Action Attribution Evaluation Motivation attention emotion feeling psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Shelley Duval
    • 1
  • Paul J. Silvia
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.University of HamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1489-3
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5579-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1489-3
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