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Dean's Special Lecture with Daphna Oyserman

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

  • Date:
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Organizer:
    Megan Irish
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall
  • Cost:
    free
  • Phone:
    (213) 740-5746

Summary:

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.