Its Nature and Development

Edited by Michel Ferrari and Robert J. Sternberg

April 17, 1998
ISBN 9781572303171
Price: $79.00
430 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

This integrative volume brings together leading social scientists to present diverse perspectives on the emergence, development, and practical role of self-awareness. Shedding light on the fundamental question of how human beings come to understand who we are—in relation to ourselves, to others, and to the broader world—the book does justice to the complexity of its subject while remaining accessible to readers in a wide range of disciplines. Chapters cover such topics as developmental and evolutionary aspects of self-awareness; the self, consciousness, and theory of mind; and connections between self-awareness and social, affective, academic, and neuropsychological functioning.