This book examines the varieties of self-exchange and factors that can influence it. It takes a much-needed step toward linking the concerns of the academic self-researcher and the consumer of research pertaining to changing the self. Throughout the book, understanding and accounting for change in the self emerges as a vitally important concern across a wide range of human experience.
Thomas M. Brinthaupt is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. Richard P. Lipka is Professor and Director of the Center for Educational Services, Evaluation and Research at Pittsburg State University.
"This book represents an interesting effort to examine the concept of self from a variety of different disciplinary and professional perspectives and to bring together in a single work some of the obviously rich diversity in thinking that this concept has attracted.
"The topic is very significant, especially at a time when individuals in our society are only beginning to see some of the results of preoccupation of self, as well as insufficient attention to it. As a concept of scholarly interest, self is beginning to receive attention well beyond the traditional communities of psychiatry and clinical psychology. The volume makes that breadth of interest apparent." — Dennis S. Gouran, The Pennsylvania State University