Society of self: the emergence of collective properties in self-structure.

@article{Nowak2000SocietyOS,
  title={Society of self: the emergence of collective properties in self-structure.},
  author={Andrzej Nowak and Robin R. Vallacher and Abraham Tesser and Wojciech Borkowski},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={
          39-61
        }
}
Using cellular automata, the authors show how mutual influences among elements of self-relevant information give rise to dynamism, differentiation, and global evaluation in self-concept. The model assumes a press for integration that promotes internally generated dynamics and enables the self-structure to operate as a self-organizing dynamical system. When this press is set at high values, the self can resist inconsistent information and reestablish equilibrium after being perturbed by such… 

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