My Self in 1980: A Study of Culture

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William Stephenson


The author provides his own Q-methodological self study as an addendum to a
previous study based on Lasch's theory of narcissism, thereby providing
a British contrast to 10 Americans previously examined. Four factors
emerge from eight conditions of instruction for a Q sample composed of
pictures from Time Magazine - the first factor representing ideals in
identification with everyone (hence apart from narcissism), the second
representing real-world problems and conversational possibilities, the
third a personal uneasiness about technological progress, and the fourth
focused on class issues. Cultural implications are discussed and
amended in a 1989 addendum.

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Stephenson, W. (2024). My Self in 1980: A Study of Culture. Operant Subjectivity, 14(1). Retrieved from