Chapter 17. Is Loving the Self Necessary for Loving Another? An Examination of Identity and Intimacy

  1. Garth J. O. Fletcher and
  2. Margaret S. Clark
  1. W. Keith Campbell and
  2. Roy F. Baumeister

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998557.ch17

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes

How to Cite

Campbell, W. K. and Baumeister, R. F. (2003) Is Loving the Self Necessary for Loving Another? An Examination of Identity and Intimacy, in Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes (eds G. J. O. Fletcher and M. S. Clark), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470998557.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631212287

Online ISBN: 9780470998557

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Keywords:

  • intimacy;
  • religious organizations;
  • psychosocial development;
  • heterosexual marriage;
  • marital status

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why Popular Culture has it that Self-love Is a Prerequisite for Loving Others

  • Does Loving the Self Promote Loving Others?

  • Does Loving the Self Prompt Others to Love the Self?

  • Does Loving Others Promote Self-love?

  • Does Being Loved Lead to Self-love?

  • Summary and Conclusion