The Perceived Self
Ecological and Interpersonal Sources of Self Knowledge
Edited by Ulric Neisser
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Perceived Self by Ulric Neisser
Book DescriptionThis book brings different ideas to bear on the classical problem of the self. Self-perception, both ecological and social, is the earliest and most fundamental form of self-knowledge. In his introduction, Ulric Neisser describes the 'ecological self' as based on direct and realistic perception of one's situation in the environment; the 'interpersonal self' as established by social interaction with other people. He argues that both of these 'selves' appear in early infancy, long before anything like a self-concept or a self-narrative is possible. In subsequent chapters, fifteen contributors - psychologists, philosophers and others - elaborate on these notions and introduce related ideas of their own. Their topics range from the perceptual and social development of infants to autism and blindness; from mechanisms of motor control to dance and non-verbal communication. The combined contributions of these leading individuals creates an unusual synthesis of perceptual, social and developmental theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521415095
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ulric Neisser
Conceptual Self in Context, Paperback (June 2010)
This book explores the 'self-concept', its cultural, psychopathological and philosophical implications.
Remembering Self, Paperback (December 2008)
Ecological/cognitive approach applied to self-narrative.
Perceived Self, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Ulric Neisser
An interesting theory of self, based on perception, is explored by a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars.
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