DrC – I will have to look up Bandura and Bern. I did look at some psychologists, but I missed these. I will look them up. I really liked Roldolfo R. Llinás, “I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self”, but it didn’t really add anything to my argument, so it ended up in a footnote, along with a few others. The self is just endless, and everybody has something to say….
As you know, I’m mostly a literary person, and the book will appear in a series on the theory of narrative. I’m certainly not a philosopher and even less a psychologist. I’m not really a narrative theorist, either – this is just a hobby, but it was an interesting project. I’m sure we can figure out a way to give you enough hints to find it – but it doesn’t come out till November, so don’t hold your breath. Or you can wait for the movie version….