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Title Transcending self-interest : psychological explorations of the quiet ego / edited by Heidi A. Wayment, Jack J. Bauer.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2008]


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 263 pages).
Series Decade of behavior.
Decade of behavior.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Psychology of the quiet ego / Jack J. Bauer and Heidi A. Wayment -- Lure of the noisy ego : narcissism as a social trap / W. Keith Campbell and Laura E. Buffardi -- Terror management perspective on the quiet ego and the loud ego : implications of ego volume control for personal and social well-being / Spee Kosloff ... [et al.] -- In search of the optimal ego : when self-enhancement bias helps and hurts adjustment / Virginia S. Y. Kwan, Lu Lu Kuang, and Belinda X. Zhao -- Taming the wild ego : the challenge of humility / Julie Juola Exline -- From egosystem to ecosystem : implications for relationships, learning, and well-being / Jennifer Crocker -- Beyond me : mindful responses to social threat / Kirk Warren Brown ... [et al.] -- Individual differences in quiet ego functioning : authenticity, mindfulness, and secure self-esteem / Michael H. Kernis and Whitney L. Heppner -- Self-compassion : moving beyond the pitfalls of a separate self-concept / Kristin D. Neff -- Role of awareness and autonomy in quieting the ego : a self-determination theory perspective / Christopher P. Niemiec, Richard M. Ryan, and Kirk Warren Brown -- Motivation, threshold for threat, and quieting the ego / Holley S. Hodgins -- Hierarchy among selves : an implication for relations with persons versus groups / Lowell Gaertner ... [et al.] -- Allo-inclusive identity : incorporating the social and natural worlds into one's sense of self / Mark R. Leary, Jessica M. Tipsord, and Eleanor B. Tate -- Perspectives on the self in the East and the West : searching for the quiet ego / Derrick Wirtz and Chi-yue Chiu -- Collective and compassionate consequences of downward social comparisons / Heidi A. Wayment and Erin M. O'Mara -- Collective angst : how threats to the future vitality of the ingroup shape intergroup emotion / Michael J. A. Wohl and Nyla R. Branscombe -- Beyond the individualistic self : a framework for prosocial motives and judgments / M. Audrey Korsgaard and Bruce M. Meglino -- How the ego quiets as it grows : ego development, growth stories, and eudaimonic personality development / Jack J. Bauer -- Homonegativity and the lesbian self : portraits of the ego as either transcender or occluder of negative social stereotypes / Ed de St. Aubin and Kim Skerven -- Self-development through selflessness : the paradoxical process of growing wiser / Monika Ardelt -- Generativity, the redemptive self, and the problem of a noisy ego in American life / Dan P. M. McAdams.
Summary "For decades social scientists have observed that Americans are becoming more selfish, headstrong, and callous. Instead of lamenting a cultural slide toward narcissism, Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego provides a constructive framework for understanding--and conducting research on--both the problems of egocentrism and the ways of transcending it. Heidi A. Wayment and Jack J. Bauer have assembled a group of contributors who are helping to reshape how the field of psychology defines the self in the 21st century. In the spirit of positive psychology, these authors call us to move beyond individualistic and pathological notions of self versus other. Their theories and research suggest two paths to this transcendence: (a) balancing the needs of self and others in one's everyday life and (b) developing compassion, nondefensive self-awareness, and interdependent self-identity. At the end of these converging paths lies a quiet ego--an ego less concerned with self-promotion than with the flourishing of both the self and others. Readers will find in this volume inspiration not only for future work in psychology but also for their own efforts toward personal development"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Egoism -- Congresses.
Self-interest -- Congresses.
Self -- Congresses.
Added Author Wayment, Heidi A.
Bauer, Jack J.
American Psychological Association.
Quiet Ego Conference (1st : 2005 : Northern Arizona University)
Note Available from some providers with title: PsycBooks
Other Form: Print version: Quiet Ego Conference (1st : 2005 : Northern Arizona University) Transcending self-interest : psychological explorations of the quiet ego. 1st ed. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2008. (OCoLC)174040136 9781433803406
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