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Tom Figurski


Tom Figurski 301K Science Complex


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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-awareness, 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