Fall 2013 PHD Course

B9513-001: (PhD) Theories of Social Personality

F - Full Term, 02:00PM to 04:10PM

Location: SCH 405

Instructor: E. Tory Higgins


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Comparison of major theoretical perspectives on social behavior. The nature of theory-construction and theory-testing in psychology generally. Exercises comparing the predictions of different theories for the same study are designed to acquire an appreciation of how to operationalize theories and an understanding of the various features of a good theory.


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E. Tory Higgins

ProfessorProfessor Higgins, the Stanley Schachter Professor of Psychology and Professor of Business is an expert on motivation and decision making. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is the author of Beyond Pleasure and Pain: How Motivation Works (Oxford) and co-author of Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence (Penguin). He teaches an Executive MBA...

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