Lectures & Events

How Rejection Affects People
Elmer F. and Ellen Laws Burwig Lecture
presented by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution
APR 5, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

If the need to belong is one of the most important foundations of human motivation, then social rejection, which thwarts that need, should produce striking effects. This talk covers the past decade’s work in my laboratory on how social rejection affects people. Their behavior changes drastically, including effects on aggression, helping, self-defeating behavior, intelligent performance, self-regulation
Speaker Information
Roy F. BaumeisterRoy F. Baumeister, PhD
Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology
Florida State University

Roy F. Baumeister is the Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1978, having done his dissertation under the direction of the pioneering social psychologist Edward E. Jones. After a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Baumeister joined the psychology department at Case Western Reserve University. Over the next two decades, he worked his way up through the ranks, at one point being the youngest full professor in the university and eventually holding the Elsie Smith Professorship in the Liberal Arts. In January of 2003 he moved to Florida State as head of their new social psychology graduate program. He has also worked at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, the Max-Planck-Institute in Munich, Germany, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

Prof. Baumeister has over 450 publications (including 28 books) spanning many topics in social and personality psychology, including self-control, the need to belong and interpersonal rejection, decision making, aggression and violence, sexuality, culture, and how people find meaning in life. According to the Institute for Scientific Information, his research has been cited over twelve thousand times by other scientists, making him one of the most influential social psychologists in the world. Prof. Baumeister’s research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and by the Templeton Foundation. He and Brad Bushman have recently authored a social psychology textbook, Social Psychology and Human Nature.

Additional Information
Free and open to the public. Reception follows.
1 hr. continuing legal education credit available.

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