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Identity and Emotion
Development through Self-Organization

Recent ideas concerning the development of self and identity have stressed
the importance of moving away from an approach which is mainly con-
cerned with outcomes, to one which focuses instead on processes of
development and, more specifically, on a relational perspective on these
processes. Identity and Emotion focuses on the individual development of
identity and the processes involved. By working from emotions and a
dynamic systems perspective the book offers a new and exciting approach to
human identity and its development across the lifespan. The contributors to
the book are specialists in this approach, and offer challenging ideas on the
development of identity as a self-organizing process. The book offers a
wealth of new ideas and insights, but also concentrates on the ways these
insights can be translated into research.
Harke A. Bosma is Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the
University of Groningen where he lectures in adolescent psychology with
responsibility for research and teaching in this area. He has published
in both Dutch and English and is co-editor of Coping and Self-Concept in
Adolescence
(1990) with A. E. Jackson and Identity and Development (1994)
with T. L. G. Graafsma, H. D. Grotevant, and D. J. de Levita.
E. Saskia Kunnen is Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at
the University of Utrecht where she researches and lectures in the areas of
personal development in adolescence and adulthood, and application of
dynamic systems theory and models in this field. She has published in both
Dutch and English including articles in the International Journal of Behavioural
Development
and New Ideas in Psychology.
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STUDIES IN E MOTION AN D SOCIA L IN T ERA CTION
Second series
Series editors
Keith Oatley
University of Toronto
Antony Manstead
University of Amsterdam
This series is jointly published by the Cambridge University Press and
the Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, as part of the joint
publishing agreement established in 1977 between the Fondation de la
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and the Syndics of the Cambridge
University Press.
Cette publication est publie´e co-e´dition par Cambridge University Press
et les Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. Elle s’inte`gre dans
le programme de co-e´dition e´tabli en 1977 par la Fondation de la Maison
des Sciences de l’Homme et les Syndics de Cambridge University Press.
Titles published in the second series
The psychology of facial expression
0 521 49667 5 hardback and 0 521 58796 4 paperback
Edited by James A. Russell and Jose´ Miguel Ferna´ndez-Dois
Emotions, the social bond, and human reality: part/whole analysis
0 521 58491 4 hardback and 0 521 58454 7 paperback
Thomas J. Scheff
Intersubjective communication and emotion in early ontogeny
0 521 62257 3 hardback and 2 7351 07728 hardback (France only)
Edited by Stein Bra˚ten
Emotion across languages and cultures: diversity and universals
0 521 59042 6 hardback and 0 521 59971 7 paperback
Anna Wierzbicka
Communicating emotion: social, moral and cultural processes
0 521 55315 6 hardback and 0 521 55741 0 paperback
Sally Planalp
The social context of nonverbal behavior
0 521 58371 3 hardback and 0 521 58666 6 paperback
Edited by Pierre Philippot, Robert S. Feldman, and Erik J. Coats
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Feeling and thinking: the role of affect in social cognition
0 521 64223 X hardback
Edited by Joseph P. Forgas
Gender and emotion: social psychological perspectives
0 521 63015 0 hardback and 0 521 63986 7 paperback
Edited by Agneta H. Fischer
Causes and consequences of feelings
0 521 63325 7 hardback and 0 521 63363 X paperback
Leonard Berkowitz
Emotions and beliefs: how feelings influence thoughts
0 521 77138 2 hardback and 0 521 78734 3 paperback
Edited by Nico H. Frijda, Antony S. R. Manstead, and Sacha Bem
For a list of titles in the First Series in Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction,
see end of book.

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Identity and Emotion
Development through Self-Organization

edited by
Harke A. Bosma and E. Saskia Kunnen
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Identity and emotion: development through self-organization / edited by
Harke A. Bosma & E. Saskia Kunnen.
p.
cm. – (Studies in emotion and social interaction)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0 521 66185 4
1. Identity (Psychology)
2. Personality and emotions.
I. Bosma, Harke,
1945–
II. Kunnen, E. Saskia.
III. Series.
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Contents
List of contributors
page ix
Preface
xiii
1
Introduction
1
E. Saskia Kunnen, Harke A. Bosma, Cor P. M. Van Halen, and
Matty Van der Meulen
2
Developments in self-concept theory and research:
affect, context, and variability

10
Matty Van der Meulen
Commentary: the self-concept is dead, long live . . .
which construct or process? Differentiation and
organization of self-related theories

33
Annerieke Oosterwegel
3
The self and emotions
39
Nico H. Frijda
Commentary: the self and emotions
58
Seymour Epstein
4
Fish, foxes, and talking in the classroom: introducing
dynamic systems concepts and approaches

64
Paul L. C. Van Geert
Commentary: fish, foxes, identity, and emotion
89
Linda A. Camras and George F. Michel
5
A relational perspective on the development of self
and emotion

93
Alan Fogel
Commentary: the personal experience of coherence
115
Jeroen Jansz
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Contents
6
Affective processes in a multivoiced self
120
Hubert J. M. Hermans and Els Hermans-Jansen
Commentary: affective processes in a multivoiced
self in action

141
Leni Verhofstadt-Dene`ve
7
Old–new answers and new–old questions for
personality and emotion: a matter of complexity

151
Jeannette Haviland-Jones, David Boulifard, and Carol Magai
Commentary: emotions as sources of information
about the self

172
Peter G. Heymans
8
Cognitive–emotional self-organization in personality
development and personal identity

177
Marc D. Lewis and Michel Ferrari
Commentary: two faces of identity
199
Carol Magai
9
A self-organizational approach to identity and
emotions: an overview and implications

202
E. Saskia Kunnen, Harke A. Bosma, Cor P. M. Van Halen,
and Matty Van der Meulen
References
231
Author index
259
Subject index
265
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Contributors
Harke A. Bosma
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of
Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS Groningen,
The Netherlands
David Boulifard
Department of Psychology, State University of New Jersey,
New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
Linda A. Camras
Department of Psychology, DePaul University,
2219 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Seymour Epstein
Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at
Amhurst, Amhurst, MA 01003, USA
Michel Ferrari
Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology,
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto,
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada
Alan Fogel
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 390 S. 1530 E.,
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0251, USA
Nico H. Frijda
Department of Psychonomics, University of Amsterdam,
Roeterstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jeanette Haviland-Jones
Department of Psychology, State University of New Jersey,
New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
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Contributors
Hubert J. M. Hermans
Department of Clinical and Personality Psychology, University of
Nijmegen, PO Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Els Hermans-Jansen
Center for Personality-Research, Bosweg 18, 6571 CD Berg en Dal,
The Netherlands
Peter G. Heymans
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Utrecht,
Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jeroen Jansz
Department of Political and Social-Cultural Sciences, University of
Amsterdam, Oude Hoogstraat 24, 1012 CE Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
E. Saskia Kunnen
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Utrecht,
Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Marc D. Lewis
Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology,
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto,
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada
Carol Magai
Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn,
NY 11201, USA
George F. Michel
Department of Psychology, DePaul University, 2219 N. Kenmore
Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Annerieke Oosterwegel
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Utrecht,
PO Box 80.140, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Paul L. C. Van Geert
Department of Psychology, University of Groningen
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS Groningen, The Netherlands
Cor P. M. Van Halen
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of
Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS Groningen,
The Netherlands
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Matty Van der Meulen
Department of Psychology, University of Groningen
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS Groningen, The Netherlands
Leni Verhofstadt-Dene`ve
Department of Developmental and Personality Psychology,
University of Ghent, Henri Dunantlaan 2, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
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