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Jennifer K Bosson

Jennifer K Bosson

Jennifer K Bosson
Professor

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Office: PCD 4128
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Education

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, 2000

Research

Research Interests
Self and identity; stereotypes; targets of stigma; social roles; coping; interpersonal relationships

Research Synopsis
My research addresses questions concerning the self and social functioning. In my ongoing work on identity misclassification, my students and I investigate the social-cognitive mechanisms that underlie rigid adherence to social role norms. This work demonstrates that behaviors relevant to people’s valued identities (e.g., gender, political orientation) often reflect powerful needs for interpersonal and intrapsychic harmony. In other lines of research, I study factors that promote interpersonal closeness, the links between self-esteem and interpersonal functioning, and the effects of different types of social feedback on people’s recovery from self-threats.

Specialty Area

CNS (Social Psychology)

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
80652SOP 4004002Social Psychology
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3MW

2:00pm-3:15pm

BSN 1301

82187PSY 4913014Directed Study
Permit Required, S-U Only
1-3



TBA 100

80648PSY 4970005Honors Thesis
Must be accepted into PSY Honors Program
1-3



TBA 100

91680PSY 4974001Honors Psych Seminar 2nd Sem
Students Admitted to PSY Honors Program Only Permit Required
3T

9:00am-11:45am

PCD 2124

81874PSY 6917004Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.
1-19



TBA 100

81505PSY 6971004Thesis: Master's
Majors Only
2-19



TBA 100

83253PSY 7918006Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.
1-19



TBA 100

81882PSY 7980004Dissertation: Doctoral
Adm to Doc Candidacy Required. Majors Only.
2-19



TBA 100