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Most Underappreciated50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work$
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Robert Arkin

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.001.0001

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Does Impression Management Have an Image Problem?

Does Impression Management Have an Image Problem?

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(p.96) Does Impression Management Have an Image Problem?
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Most Underappreciated
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Mark R. Leary

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0019

Mark R. Leary describes his most underappreciated work: a research on how human behavior and emotions are influenced by an individual's concerns with how he/she is perceived, evaluated, and accepted by others. In his study, Leary tackled impression management, self-presentation, and cognitive dissonance through the lens of dissonance theory. He reflects on the reasons why scholars in the field of social psychology does not seem to appreciate the self-presentational perspective.

Keywords:   Mark R. Leary, human behavior, emotions, impression management, self-presentation, cognitive dissonance, dissonance theory, social psychology

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