Applications of Dialogical Self Theory: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 137
1. Dialogical Self Theory and the Increasing Multiplicity of I-Positions in a Globalizing Society: An Introduction 1
Hubert J. M. Hermans
In this introductory text, the author sets forth the origin and main tenets of Dialogical Self Theory in the context of a globalizing society, with special attention to the experience of uncertainty.
2. Self and Other Dialogue in Infancy: Normal Versus Compromised Developmental Pathways 23
Sarah Ahlander Stone, Ilse DeKoeyer-Laros, Alan Fogel
Dialogical Self Theory, co-regulation, and foundational movement analysis are used to present a description of the development of the dialogical self during the first five months of life.
3. Multicultural Adolescents Between Tradition and Postmodernity: Dialogical Self Theory and the Paradox of Localization and Globalization 39
Toon van Meijl
The author explores the identity development of adolescents growing up in multicultural societies and analyzes their dilemmas from the perspective of the self as a “society of mind.”
4. Mental Sociality and Collective Identity: A Dialogical Analysis of the Indian Sense of Self 53
The focus of this chapter is on a social protest movement in India that illustrates how personal and collective meanings emerge as voices in the self as a society of mind, with special emphasis on intra- and intergroup dynamics.
5. Bridging Theory: Where Cultures Meet in Self and Science 69
Lene Arnett Jensen
In her reflections, the author discusses and evaluates this special issue as a whole.