The Social Self|
This course is on the social self, or better put, our social selves. It will examine how (and why) people influence one another and how this shapes perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes. We will study the ways in which we negotiate our multiple identities in our interactions with others, as well as how our identities are a function of differing social environments.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Baumeister, R. F., & Leary, M. R. (1995). The need to belong: Desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation. PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 117(3), 497-529.
Campbell, W. K., Bosson, J. K., Goheen, T. W., Lakey, C. E., & Kernis, M. H. (2007). Do narcissists dislike themselves "deep down inside?". PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 18(3), 227-229.
Crocker, J., & Park, L. E. (2004). The costly pursuit of self-esteem.PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 130(3), 392-414.
Markus, H. R., & Kitayama, S. (1991). Culture and the self: Implications for cognition, emotion, and motivation. PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, 98(2), 224-253.
Moran, J. M., Macrae, C. N., Heatherton, T. F., Wyland, C. L., & Kelley, W. M. (2006). Neuroanatomical evidence for distinct cognitive and affective components of self. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 18(9), 1586-1594.
Swann, W. B., Jr! . (2004). The trouble with change: Self-verification and allegiance to the self. In R. M. Kowalski, & M. R. Leary (Eds.), The interface of social and clinical psychology: Key readings. (pp. 349-356) PSYCHOLOGY PRESS, New York, NY.
Tesser, A. (2000). On the confluence of self-esteem maintenance mechanisms. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, 4(4), 290-299.
Wang, Q. (2001). Culture effects on adults' earliest childhood recollection and self-description: Implications for the relation between memory and the self. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 81(2), 220-233.
Wilson, T. D., & Dunn, E. W. (2004). Self-knowledge: Its limits, value and potential for improvement. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55, 493-518.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be required to write reflection papers for the weekly readings. They will participate weekly discussions in the class and will lead discussion at least once during the semester. Students will write a final paper in the form of literature review or research proposal.
|Instructor(s): Tan,Mingxuan Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: SCIE139; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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