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Jamie Lynn Goldenberg

Jamie Lynn Goldenberg

Jamie Lynn Goldenberg
Professor

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Personal Bio

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Education

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, George Washington University, Washington DC, 1997

Research

CNS Program (Social)

Terror Management Theory; the body and sex; objectification of women; health applications
Terrory Management Theory

Research Synopsis

Dr. Goldenberg's research focuses on basic questions about human sexuality, culture, and anxiety, with implications for the physical and emotional health of the individual. Using terror management theory as a vehicle, she has initiated a program of research designed to investigate such issues as why cultures set rules and standards to regulate the body and sex, why people are so highly vested in meeting these particular cultural standards that they will often forego their body’s health, and why sexual ambivalence and appearance anxiety are such common problems. She has theorized that the body and sexuality are threatening to humans because they remind us of our mortality by making apparent our physical and animal nature. She further suggests that the body’s “creatureliness” is managed via cultural rules and standards that transform the body into a cultural symbol. In particular, the female body, which has traditionally been considered closer to nature because of its role in reproduction, may be subject to more stringent cultural standards; and women, as a consequence, may be at heightened risk of physical and psychological problems associated with their bodies.

Specialty Area

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CNS (Social Psychology)

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
93274PPE 4003003Personality
Online course
3

OFFT OFF
80657PSY 4913005Directed Study
Permit Required, S-U Only
1-3

TBA 100
84037PSY 4970008Honors Thesis
Must be accepted into PSY Honors Program
1-3

TBA 100
92024PSY 4974001Honors Psych Seminar Second
Students Admitted to PSY Honors Program Only Permit Required
3T
9:00am-11:45am
PCD 2124
83351PSY 6917016Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.
1-19

TBA 100
81925PSY 6971019Thesis: Master's
Majors Only
2-19

TBA 100
85079PSY 7918019Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.
1-19

TBA 100
81932PSY 7980018Dissertation: Doctoral
Adm to Doc Candidacy Required. Majors Only.
2-19

TBA 100

Recent Journal Articles

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Honors and Award

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Books

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Recent Publications

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