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Month: October 2018

The Theory of Possible Selves

The Theory of Possible Selves was developed by Hazel Markus and Paula Nurious in 1986. This theory posits that we need to understand not only who we are on a day-to-day basis, but that we need to understand our “ideal self” and/or “perfect selves” as much as we need to understand the versions of ourselves that we swear not to become. We are all raised with ideas of what we should be of what we can become (socially, financially, academically, and even professionally), and these ideas continue to influence us… Read more The Theory of Possible Selves