The relational self: an interpersonal social-cognitive theory.

@article{Andersen2002TheRS,
  title={The relational self: an interpersonal social-cognitive theory.},
  author={Susan Andersen and Serena Chen},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={
          619-45
        }
}
The authors propose an interpersonal social-cognitive theory of the self and personality, the relational self, in which knowledge about the self is linked with knowledge about significant others, and each linkage embodies a self-other relationship. Mental representations of significant others are activated and used in interpersonal encounters in the social-cognitive phenomenon of transference (S. M. Andersen & N. S. Glassman, 1996), and this evokes the relational self. Variability in relational… Expand
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