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Jennifer K Bosson

Jennifer K Bosson

Jennifer K Bosson
Associate 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
50988PSY 2012011Intro to Psych Science
3W
TR
9:00am-10:15am
12:30pm-3:00pm
PCD 2118
PCD 1147
51680PSY 2012012Intro to Psych Science
3W
TR
10:30am-11:45am
12:30pm-3:00pm
PCD 2118
PCD 1147
56328PSY 2012015Intro to Psych Science
3R
TR
9:00am-10:15am
12:30pm-3:00pm
PCD 2118
PCD 1147
56329PSY 2012016Intro to Psych Science
3R
TR
10:30am-11:45am
12:30pm-3:00pm
PCD 2118
PCD 1147
53526PSY 7980002Dissertation: Doctoral
Adm to Doc Candidacy required. Majors Only.
2-19

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