The Social Self by Robert C. Ziller, Arnold P. Goldstein and Leonard Krasner

By Robert C. Ziller, Arnold P. Goldstein and Leonard Krasner (Auth.)

Establishes a unified, basic framework for a wide selection of explorations relating character and social habit. the idea that of self is prolonged to incorporate the interplay of the self with major others, i.e., relatives, buddies, lecturers, and paintings teams. The booklet opens w/descriptions of the parts of the social self, measures, and learn, A second part describes styles of self-other orientation that are the foundation of the alienation syndrome and political character. The third part concerned experiences of developmental and environmental components as they relate to the self-concept

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The conflict between dependence and independence is a concomitant of socialization. The hypothesized resolution of the conflict is an ego identity and group identity duality. Definition of the self in terms of others is necessary. But definition of the self exclusively in terms of significant and powerful others may lead to ego diffusion. The self fuses with the other. Stability of the self definition and other definition may be achieved by a definition of the self in terms of others but apart from others.

Higher self-esteem was associated with higher conformity. As stated at the outset, previous research was equivocal. Nevertheless, it is compelling to view these results as negative. In view of the strong social component inherent in the present measure of self-esteem, however, it is still possible to interpret the results as indicating that the person with high self-esteem within a social context may not perceive conforming behavior under low cost conditions as damaging to the self system. Self-esteem and the Neurotic Personality Ausubel (1952) regards self-esteem as the outcome of achieving a status commensurate with one's conception of self-importance.

Twenty-five children (17 boys and 8 girls) who were unchosen and 25 children (17 boys and 8 girls) who were most highly chosen from the same classes as the unchosen were administered one item of the social self-esteem measure. " The directions were read Research 19 to the subjects. 005). Success and Failure of Political Candidacy and Self-esteem One of the difficulties of studying changes in the self concept is that conditions associated with changes in the self concept are not readily generated and are rarely encountered under circumstances amenable to statistical analysis.

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