Self-schemata and processing information about the self.

  title={Self-schemata and processing information about the self.},
  author={Hazel Rose Markus},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • H. Markus
  • Published 1977
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Attempts to organize, summarize, or explain one's own behavior in a particular domain result in the formation of cognitive structures about the self or selfschemata. Self-schemata are cognitive generalizations about the self, derived from past experience, that organize and guide the processing of the self-related information contained in an individual's social experience. The role of schemata in processing information about the self is examined by linking self-schemata to a number of specific… 

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