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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (7) : 1238-1247     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01238
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Self-others overlap and related concepts
ZI Hongyan,HE Jiamei()
Liaoning Collaborative Innovation Center of Children and Adolescents Healthy Personality Assessment and Cultivation, Dalian 116029, China
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Self-others overlap is the overlap of self-concept between individuals and others. In previous studies, multiple concepts of self-others overlap were proposed, and different measurements were formulated to measure the two dimensions of perceived closeness and overlapping representation. Moreover, a variety of methods were developed to modify an individual’s self-other overlap with others. Furthermore, this article analyzed the relationships between self-other overlap with relational self, self-expansion, and social distance. It was found that self-others overlap is the result of self-expanding activities through including the others’ identities, resources, and perspectives into themselves. In future, it is necessary to explore the neural mechanism of the self-other overlap, in addition to negative impacts on the interpersonal relationship.

Keywords self-other overlap      relational self      self-expansion      social distance     
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Issue Date: 22 May 2019
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