Knowing Who You Are and Adding to It : Reduced Self-Concept Clarity Predicts Reduced Self-Expansion

@inproceedings{Emery2014KnowingWY,
  title={Knowing Who You Are and Adding to It : Reduced Self-Concept Clarity Predicts Reduced Self-Expansion},
  author={Lydia F. Emery and Courtney M Walsh and Erica B. Slotter},
  year={2014}
}
People are generally motivated to increase the diversity of their self-concepts, within their relationships and outside of them. Self-expansion enhances both individual and relationship well-being; however, almost no research has investigated what circumstances attenuate people’s desire for self-expansion. The present research addressed this question by testing the central hypothesis that experiencing lower self-concept clarity would predict less interest in self-expansion. Across three studies… CONTINUE READING

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