The Development of the Ideal Self

  • Daniel A. Hart
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


Life is not experienced as a succession of moments or days, each existing in isolation from the others. Each individual views himself as evolving in complicated but comprehensible ways over time. A man may remember himself as a shy adolescent and view his current introversion as an extension of the same tendency. Another man might view his interest in biology and chemistry as the foundation for a career in medicine.


Composite Score Early Adulthood Social Role Professional Role Family Role 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel A. Hart
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

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