Sketching the contours of state authenticity

Sedikides, Constantine, Lenton, Alison P., Slabu, Letitia and Thomaes, Sander (2019) Sketching the contours of state authenticity. Review of General Psychology, 23 (1) . pp. 73-88. ISSN 1089-2680 [Article] (doi:10.1037/gpr0000156)

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We outline a program of research in which we examined state authenticity, the sense of being one’s true self. In particular, we describe its phenomenology (what it feels like to be experience authenticity), its correlates(e.g.,emotions,needs),itsnomologicalnetwork(e.g.,real-idealselfoverlap,publicandprivate self-consciousness), its cultural parameters (Easter and Western culture), its precursors or determinants (congruency, positivity, and hedonism), and its psychological health implications. We conclude by arguing that state authenticity deserves its own conceptual status, distinct from trait authenticity, and by setting an agenda for future research.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 28944
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Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 15:32
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