Portions of this article were presented at the Sixth Invitational Conference on Personality and Social Behavior, Nags Head Conference Center, 4521 Ocean Boulevard, Highland Beach, FL, June 20–25,1993.1 wish to thank two anonymous reviewers and the associate editor, Jennifer Campbell, for insightful comments on a previous draft of this article.
Private -and Public Self-Consciousness and Articulation of the Ought Self from Private and Public Vantages
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Journal of Personality
Volume 64, Issue 1, pages 131–156, March 1996
How to Cite
Nasby, W. (1996), Private -and Public Self-Consciousness and Articulation of the Ought Self from Private and Public Vantages. Journal of Personality, 64: 131–156. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1996.tb00817.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
The current research included two studies that examined whether private and public self-consciousness predicts the extent to which individuals schematically articulate the ought self from private and public vantages. Each study assessed private and public self-consciousness, and tested recognition memory of trait adjectives, which participants had rated according to either private/ought (Study 1) or public/ought (Study 2) self-descriptiveness. Across the studies, the convergent and discriminant patterns of false alarms supported the hypotheses that (a) the private and public facets of the ought self resemble bipolar schemas, and (b) private and public self-consciousness, respectively, predicts the extent to which individuals articulate the ought self from either a private or a public vantage.