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  • PSYCHOLOGY 190    Section: 1

    SEMINAR

    Spring Quarter 2006

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, major in Psychology or consent of instructor.

    Course Title:   The Psychology of the Self

     

    Course Description:

     

    This course will examine current research on the self from a social 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

     

    Course Requirements:

     

    Midterm and Final Exam

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    157 Young M   2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Cynthia Pickett , Ph.D. 102L Young Hall Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 and by appointment