Self and Identity Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: International Society for Self and Identity, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Among the members of the animal kingdom, human beings are uniquely able to take themselves as the object of their own thoughts - to think consciously about themselves, form images and concepts of what they are like, evaluate their characteristics and capabilities, plan deliberately for the future, worry about how they are being perceived by other people, and direct their own behavior in line with personal standards. Because this ability to self-reflect has important implications for understanding human behavior, the self has emerged as a central focus of theory and research in many domains of social and behavioral science. Self and Identity is devoted to the study of social and psychological processes (e.g., cognition, motivation, emotion, and interpersonal behavior) that involve the human capacity for self-awareness, self-representation, and self-regulation. The Journal aims to bring together work on self and identity undertaken by researchers in social, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology, as well as sociology, psychiatry, communication, anthropology, social work, and other social and behavioral sciences. Examples of topics appropriate for the Journal include self-attention, self-perception, self-concept, identity, self-knowledge, self-evaluation, self-esteem, self-consciousness, motivation, emotion, self-regulation, self-presentation, role of self in perception of others, self-processes in interpersonal behavior, and cultural influences on the self.

Current impact factor: 1.42

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 0.826

Additional details

5-year impact 1.74
Cited half-life 7.10
Immediacy index 0.14
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.91
Website Self and Identity website
Other titles Self and identity (Online), Self and identity
ISSN 1529-8868
OCLC 44012000
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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  • Classification
    ‚Äč green

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Self-compassion is posited to protect against posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after exposure to traumatic events. Prior work has suggested self-compassion may only be related to avoidance symptoms using DSM IV criteria. Changes to the diagnosis in DSM 5 may have changed these relations. The current study examined the relation between self-compassion and PTSD symptoms using DSM IV and DSM 5 criteria. PTSD symptoms and self-compassion were evaluated in two trauma-exposed samples using measures that corresponded to DSM IV and DSM 5 criteria. Self-compassion was negatively correlated with aggregated PTSD symptoms for DSM IV and DSM 5. Self-compassion was correlated with avoidance symptoms for DSM IV but was correlated with all symptom clusters for the DSM 5. These results suggest that self-compassion may protect against PTSD symptoms using the most recent diagnostic criteria.
    Self and Identity 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/15298868.2015.1037791
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    ABSTRACT: Though previous research indicates that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals may benefit from disclosing their sexual identity, or coming out, doing so also carries with it significant risks due to its stigmatized status. LGB individuals (N = 108) were surveyed regarding their initial experiences coming out, including the first person to whom they disclosed, their mother, father, and best friend. Results indicated that negative reactions to disclosure were associated with higher depression and lower self-esteem, whereas positive reactions did not explain additional variance in well-being. Autonomy need satisfaction following disclosure mediated the relation between negative reactions and lower well-being. Discussion focuses on the coming out process and the importance of autonomy support in identity integration and well-being.
    Self and Identity 04/2015; 14(5):1-21. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2015.1029516
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    ABSTRACT: Individuals' self-concepts are inextricably entwined with their relationships [Reis, H. T., Collins, W. A., & Berscheid, E. (2000). Psychological Bulletin, 126, 844-872], and thus it stands to reason that information about close relationships will figure prominently in individuals' self-presentational efforts. Yet, little is known about how individuals present their relationship. We examined whether individuals present information about their relationship differently as a function of both the target audience and the individuals' attachment style. Findings revealed that when individuals expected to interact with a romantic couple (vs. two control conditions) those high in attachment anxiety engaged in greater self-presentational efforts. Implications for understanding how relationship information is self-presented, as well as the goals of individuals with different attachment styles are discussed.
    Self and Identity 02/2015; 14(4):453-463. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2015.1009939
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    ABSTRACT: Two studies addressed the ultimate consequences and pathways running from repeated possible self-revisions to gradual revisions in core selves over time. As hypothesized, greater prior experiences of downward possible self-revision ultimately predicted greater subsequent declines in core self-integrity (e.g., greater self-doubt, lower self-esteem). However, also as hypothesized, this effect was mediated by the relative use of defensive versus remedial attributions for past downward self-revision experiences. In closing, we unpack how the present work extends prior work by situating possible selves and motivated self-attributions as complementary systems that can slowly undermine as well as expand the integrity of core selves over time.
    Self and Identity 02/2015; 14(4):482-498. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2015.1026385
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    ABSTRACT: This research investigated the hypothesis that intellectual competence is chronically accessible to individuals who question their own intellectual competence, despite their own uncertainty on this dimension, and that they rely on intellectual competence in forming impressions of and thinking about others. In two studies, we show that doubtful individuals are more likely to use traits related to intellectual competence to describe others and these traits more strongly affect their overall impressions of others. These findings support recent approaches to accessibility by showing that a self-relevant trait may be chronically accessible to an individual even in the face of uncertainty regarding one's standing on the trait. The findings also contribute to the understanding of the phenomenology of self-doubt.
    Self and Identity 02/2015; 14(4):464-481. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2015.1022594
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    ABSTRACT: The present investigation (total N = 643) sought to examine for the first time self-discrepancy theory in relation to purpose in life. Negative associations were found between purpose and discrepancies in perceptions of one's actual and ideal personality (Study 1) and body image (Study 2). Study 3 further demonstrated experimentally that individuals describing differences between their actual and ideal physique reported less purpose than those describing similarities. Finally, Study 4 sought to compare the effects of actual/ideal and actual/ought self-discrepancies on purpose in life. Participants who wrote about differences between their actual/ideal or actual/ought selves subsequently reported less purpose than those who wrote about similarities between these domains. However, neither a main effect nor an interaction emerged between actual/ideal versus actual/ought conditions, thereby suggesting that greater discrepancy denigrated purpose independent of self-domain. Importantly, agency emerged as a mechanism explaining the association between both actual/ideal and actual/ought discrepancies and purpose.
    Self and Identity 02/2015; 14(4):441-452. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2015.1008564