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Self-Knowledge as Self-Cognizing

  • Robert A. Wicklund
  • Martina Eckert
Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Abstract

This chapter points us in a third direction for coming to terms with self-knowledge. The idea here is, in a sense, simpler than that in the preceding chapter: Self-directed cognitions (or self-directed attention) will be removed from their introspective mystique and placed in a field that we can study empirically. Interestingly, the systematic study of self-cognizing has a long tradition. The tradition has sometimes been broken by decades, but nonetheless, it has a certain continuity. Our look at the topic begins with some ideas that were formulated before the turn of the century.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Wicklund
    • 1
  • Martina Eckert
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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