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Vol. 05 , No. 05   


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Turtles and Peacocks: Self-Handicapping
FREDERICK RHODEWALT
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1990 NOON

University of Utah psychologist Fred Rhodewalt will discuss an extensive body of research about people's reactions to performance-related threats to self-esteem. Rhodewalt received his PhD in social psychology from Princeton University. His work focuses on the interaction of an individual's personality and the demands of social situations in determining behavior. His research on "self-handicapping" illustrates some of the ways that everyone, from professional athletes to college students, reacts to the desire for the success and the fear of failure. Please return the luncheon coupon, if you wish to join us at noon.