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  • PSYCHOLOGY 161    Section:

    PSYCHOLOGY OF THE SELF

    Fall Quarter 2007

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1 and 41.
    This course will examine current research on the self from a psychological perspective. We will discuss how self knowledge is determined with an emphasis on how the self is defined with respect to relationships with other individuals and social groups. The course will also focus on the self in social interaction by addressing issues such as how individuals present themselves to others, how comparisons with others affects the self, and how individuals are able to regulate and control themselves. This course will draw heavily on experimental research conducted within the fields of personality and social psychology, but may also cover individual differences in self-knowledge and self-functioning. Major topics to be covered include: Nature and Definition of the Self; Self-Schemas and the Activation of Self Knowledge; Self-Structure and Affect; Social Determinants of the Self: Relationships and Groups; Self-Perception; Social Comparison; Self-Evaluative Motives; Self-Esteem: Defense and Maintenance; Self-Presentation; Self-Control and Self-Regulation

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    146 Olson T R   2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Cynthia Pickett , Ph.D. 102L Young Hall MW 2 - 3:30 pm