Dean's Special Lecture with Daphna Oyserman
Identity Based Motivation: Why We Start Too Late And Do Too Little And What We Can Do About It
Join us for a Dean's Special Lecture with Dean’s Professor of Psychology, and professor of psychology, education and communication Daphna Oyserman.
Description:Even very young children can tell you who they want to be when they grow up and this future self is often quite positive and education-linked. Learn more about Daphna Oyserman’s research, which focuses on aspirationattainment gaps — the shortfall between the self that one aspires to become and the outcomes one actually attains — and how situations can increase or decrease them. She will share how situational constraints and affordances can trigger or impede taking action drawing on her identity-based motivation theory (IBM) that predicts people prefer to act in identity-congruent ways but that the identity-to-behavior link is opaque for a number of reasons.