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The Resource Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr

Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr

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Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us
Title
Selfie
Title remainder
how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us
Statement of responsibility
Will Storr
Title variation
Self1e
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in an age of perfectionism. Every day, were bombarded with the beautiful, successful, slim, socially-conscious and extroverted individual that our culture has decided is the perfect self. We see this person constantly in shop windows, in newspapers, on the television, at the movies and all over our social media. We berate ourselves when we don't match up to them -- when were too fat, too old, too poor or too sad. This cycle can be extremely bad for us. In recent years, psychologists have even begun to think that many people take their own lives because of the impossible standards that are set for who they ought to be. Will Storr began to wonder about this perfect self that torments so many of us. Who, actually, is this person? Why does it hold such power over us? Could it be humanity's deadliest idea? And, if so, is there any way we can break its spell? To find out, Storr takes us on a journey from the shores of Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, the encounter groups of 1960s California and self-esteem evangelists of the late twentieth century to modern-day America, where research suggests today's young people are in the grip of an epidemic of narcissism
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Storr, Will
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Self-perception
  • Self-realization
  • Identity (Psychology) and mass media
Target audience
adult
Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225994370
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509874736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Selfie : how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us, Will Storr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225994370
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509874736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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