Self-Interest versus Other-Focus
Relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, groups and organizations. One of the fundamental challenges in interpersonal relationships is balancing self-interest with the needs of another person. In this talk, I draw upon social, personality, and health psychology to investigate the factors that shape this self-other tradeoff with the ultimate aim of of identifying effective ways to help people create relationships that are assets rather than impairments. In particular, I discuss research on the benefits of perspective taking, gratitude, and awe for dealing with conflict and creating more cooperative relationships as well as the social costs of sleeping poorly.
Room: 
5101
Event Type: 
Colloquium
Location: 
Tolman Hall
Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 
12:10:00
Event Sponsor: 
Personality and Social Research, Institute of
Event Speakers: 
Amie Gordon Mullins