Being Someone: The Integrated Self as a Neuropsychological System

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dc.contributor.authorKuhl, Julius
dc.contributor.authorQuirin, Markus
dc.contributor.authorKoole, Sander L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:10:05Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:10:05Z-
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/9150-
dc.description.abstractFully functioning persons are characterized by a unity in thought, emotion, and action that amounts to ``being someone'' or having ``an integrated self.'' Psychologists have typically treated the integrated self as merely a descriptive term that summarizes significant behavioral achievements. In the present article, the authors seek to place the integrated self on firmer theoretical grounds by relating the integrated self to a neurobiological system with distinct processing characteristics. Building on personality systems interactions theory (Kuhl, 2000b), the authors suggest that the integrated self is supported by parallel distributed processing in the right anterior cortex and can be distinguished from simpler self-related states of mind. From this neuropsychological model, the authors derive seven functions of the integrated self: emotional connectedness, broad vigilance, utilization of felt feedback, unconscious processing, integration of negative experiences, extended resilience, and extended trust. The authors discuss the seven functions and their mutual relations along with relevant behavioral and neurobiological evidence. Finally, the authors highlight the importance of positive relationships for optimal development of the integrated self and discuss how the integrated self might be further cultivated to improve self-regulation and health.
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Research CouncilEuropean Research Council (ERC)European Commission [ERC-2011-StG_ 20101124]; Preparation of this article was supported by a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC-2011-StG_ 20101124) awarded to Sander L. Koole. We thank Victoria Stobe, Johanna Kalkenings, and Anke Bavendam- Kreib for assistance with formatting the manuscript.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.relation.ispartofSOCIAL AND PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY COMPASS
dc.subjectACTION ORIENTATION
dc.subjectBRAIN
dc.subjectCONSTRUCTION
dc.subjectCORE SELF
dc.subjectEMOTION REGULATION
dc.subjectFEELINGS
dc.subjectINFILTRATION
dc.subjectMEMORY
dc.subjectMODEL
dc.subjectORGANIZATION
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Social
dc.titleBeing Someone: The Integrated Self as a Neuropsychological System
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/spc3.12162
dc.identifier.isiISI:000214692000001
dc.description.volume9
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.startpage115
dc.description.endpage132
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-4106-461X
dc.identifier.eissn17519004
dc.publisher.place111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationSoc. Personal. Psychol. Compass
crisitem.author.netidKuJu540-
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