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Self-discrepancy theory


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    • found: Work cat.: Nelson, J.W. The development of items for the career decision/self-discrepancy inventory, 1999:leaf 8 (According to Self-Discrepancy Theory, there are three basic domains in a persons representation of one's own attributes: (a) the actual domain, (b) the ideal domain, and (c) the ought domain.) leaf 9 (self-discrepancy theory hypothesizes that people are motivated to reach a condition where one's self-concept matches one's personally relevant self-guides.)
    • found: Encyclopedia of social psychology, 2007, via WWW, [article by E. Tory Higgins](Self-discrepancy theory was developed in an attempt to answer the following question: Why is it that when people are emotionally overwhelmed by tragedies or serious setbacks in their lives ... some suffer from depression whereas others suffer from anxiety? ... The answer proposed ... is that even when people have the same specific goals ... they often vary in how they represent these goals. Some individuals represent their ... self-guides ... as hopes or aspirations: ideal self-guides. Other individuals represent their self-guides as duties or obligations: ought self-guides. According to self-discrepancy theory ... When there is a discrepancy between individuals' actual self and their self-guides, a self-discrepancy, people suffer emotionally.)
    • found: APA dictionary of psychology, 2007(an incongruence betweens one's ACTUAL SELF and either the IDEAL SELF of the OUGHT SELF [derived from the theory of U.S. psychologist E. Tory Higgins (1946- )])
    • notfound: Roeckelein, J.E. Dictionary of theories, laws, and concepts in psychology, 1998;Concise encyclopedia of psychology, 1996;Encyclopedia of psychology, 2000;Encyclopedia of educational psychology, 2008
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