Eastern Michigan University
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Tom Figurski


301K Science Complex




Ph.D. University of Chicago (Behavioral Science/Human Development)
M.A. University of Chicago
B. S. University of Pittsburgh

Interests and Expertise

Social psychology, life-span development (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging). Self-wareness, other-awareness, perspective-taking, interpersonal cognition, experience sampling method, moral development.

Selected Publications

Figurski, T. J.  (2000).  Moral development.  In E. F. Borgatta &  R. J. V. Montgomery (Eds.),

The encyclopedia of sociology (revised edition).  New York: Macmillan.

 Figurski, T. J.  (1992).  The emotional experience of everyday self awareness: Clinical implications for self-esteem, depression, and  resistance.  In M. DeVries (Ed.), The experience of psychopathology.  Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

 Figurski, T. J. (1987).  Self-awareness and other-awareness:  The use of perspective in everyday life.  In K. Yardley and T. Honess (Eds.), Self and identity:  Psychosocial perspectives.  Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

 Csikszentmihalyi, M. and Figurski, T.J. (1982).  Self-awareness and aversive experience in everyday life.  Journal of Personality, 50(1), 14-26.

Courses Taught

PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 309 Social Psychology
PSY 321 Child Psychology
PSY 322 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 323 Psychology of Human Aging

Faculty Resources

The Psychology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344