The self in society: effects of social contexts on the sense of self.

@article{McGuire1986TheSI,
  title={The self in society: effects of social contexts on the sense of self.},
  author={William J. McGuire and Chuck McGuire and J Cheever},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={1986},
  volume={25 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={259-70}
}
It is assumed here that even as intimate and individualistic an experience as one's sense of self is affected by the social context in which the self-thoughts arise. As regards two major social worlds of childhood, family and school, it is postulated that the family's nurturent atmosphere fosters a more passive self-concept in contrast to a more dynamic sense of self promoted by the school's press toward achievement. Six predictions were derived that self-thoughts in the two contexts will… CONTINUE READING

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