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Varieties of self-multiplicity

Author(s): Hubert Suszek
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: self-concept; self-multiplicity; multiple selves; self-complexity; self-variability; self-pluralism; dialogical self; subpersonalities; dissociation; polypsychism; integration

Summary/Abstract: Many contemporary theorists have proposed that the self is not unitary but multifaceted, composed of aspects, subselves, or subpersonalities. Individuals differ in the number of their subselves and their self-complexity. The paper introduces the theories which take into account the pluralism of both the self-as-known and the self-as-knower. These theories come mostly from social psychologists, personality psychologists and psychotherapists. The most commonly proposed types of self-subsystems are discussed. The paper also describes possible processes through which differentiated self-conceptualizations are organized and integrated.

  • Issue Year: 10/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 7-37
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Polish