Individual self > relational self > collective self-But why? Processes driving the self-hierarchy in self- and person perception

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Nehrlich AD, Gebauer JE, Sedikides C, Abele-Brehm A
Journal: Journal of Personality
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 87
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 212-230
ISSN: 0022-3506


Abstract

Objective: The self has three parts: individual, relational, and collective. Typically, people personally value their individual self most, their relational self less, and their collective self least. This self-hierarchy is consequential, but underlying processes have remained unknown. Here, we propose two process accounts. The content account draws upon selves' agentic-communal content, explaining why the individual self is preferred most. The teleology account draws upon selves' instrumentality for becoming one's personal ideal, explaining why the collective self is preferred least.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abele-Brehm, Andrea Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity


External institutions with authors

Universitätsklinikum Mannheim
University of Southampton


How to cite

APA:
Nehrlich, A.D., Gebauer, J.E., Sedikides, C., & Abele-Brehm, A. (2019). Individual self > relational self > collective self-But why? Processes driving the self-hierarchy in self- and person perception. Journal of Personality, 87(2), 212-230. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12384

MLA:
Nehrlich, Andreas D., et al. "Individual self > relational self > collective self-But why? Processes driving the self-hierarchy in self- and person perception." Journal of Personality 87.2 (2019): 212-230.

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