PSY 714S

Examines psychological models of human self-regulation. Includes coverage of relevant dimensions of temperament and personality, executive functioning, emotion, and behavior. Conscious and nonconscious processes at play in goal pursuit are considered. Topics include self-awareness, self-monitoring, self-control, impulsivity, and regulatory style. The role of self-regulation in adjustment and well-being is explored. Discussion-oriented class meetings are based on readings from scholarly books and journals. Prior advanced coursework in psychology required; personality, social, cognitive, and/or abnormal psychology is desirable.