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Motivational and emotional aspects of the self.

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Leary, MR
Published in: Annual review of psychology
January 2007

Recent theory and research are reviewed regarding self-related motives (self-enhancement, self-verification, and self-expansion) and self-conscious emotions (guilt, shame, pride, social anxiety, and embarrassment), with an emphasis on how these motivational and emotional aspects of the self might be related. Specifically, these motives and emotions appear to function to protect people's social well-being. The motives to self-enhance, self-verify, and self-expand are partly rooted in people's concerns with social approval and acceptance, and self-conscious emotions arise in response to events that have real or imagined implications for others' judgments of the individual. Thus, these motives and emotions do not operate to maintain certain states of the self, as some have suggested, but rather to facilitate people's social interactions and relationships.

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Published In

Annual review of psychology

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EISSN

1545-2085

ISSN

0066-4308

Publication Date

January 2007

Volume

58

Start / End Page

317 / 344

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Perception
  • Social Desirability
  • Shame
  • Self Concept
  • Personal Construct Theory
  • Motivation
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Internal-External Control
  • Humans
 

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Leary, M. R. (2007). Motivational and emotional aspects of the self. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 317–344. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.58.110405.085658
Leary, Mark R. “Motivational and emotional aspects of the self.Annual Review of Psychology 58 (January 2007): 317–44. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.58.110405.085658.
Leary MR. Motivational and emotional aspects of the self. Annual review of psychology. 2007 Jan;58:317–44.
Leary, Mark R. “Motivational and emotional aspects of the self.Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 58, Jan. 2007, pp. 317–44. Epmc, doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.58.110405.085658.
Leary MR. Motivational and emotional aspects of the self. Annual review of psychology. 2007 Jan;58:317–344.

Published In

Annual review of psychology

DOI

EISSN

1545-2085

ISSN

0066-4308

Publication Date

January 2007

Volume

58

Start / End Page

317 / 344

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Perception
  • Social Desirability
  • Shame
  • Self Concept
  • Personal Construct Theory
  • Motivation
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Internal-External Control
  • Humans