Self-image and guilt: a further test of the cognitive-developmental formulation.

@article{Bybee1991SelfimageAG,
  title={Self-image and guilt: a further test of the cognitive-developmental formulation.},
  author={Jane A Bybee and Edward Zigler},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={1991},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={733-45}
}
The cognitive-developmental formulation of self-image disparity holds that an increasing disparity between the real and ideal self-image is due to (a) increasing differentiation of the real from the ideal self with maturity and (b) the increased capacity for incorporation of social mores with a greater propensity for guilt as a result. Guilt and self-image disparity were assessed in 47 young adults in Study 1, and in 108 children, of varying intellectual abilities, in the 5th, 8th, and 11th… CONTINUE READING