RELATIONAL SELF-CONSTRUAL
  • Much of the recent work in our lab investigates individual differences in the extent to which people define themselves in terms of close relationships (termed the relational self-construal; see Cross & Madson, 1997, for a theoretical integration of culture- and gender-related perspectives on the self). 
  • In one set of studies (Cross, Morris, & Gore, JPSP, 2002), two graduate students and I investigated several cognitive consequences of individual differences in relational self-construal. 
  • In another recent publication (Cross, Gore, & Morris, JPSP, 2003), we found that relational self-construal moderated the association between self-concept consistency and well-being. 
  • We are continuing to investigate the influence of relational self-construal on cognitive, emotional, motivational, and relationship processes. 

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