Your Public Persona: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life

Examine the tactics we use, both positive and negative, to manage other people's impressions and to achieve our goals, in this illuminating course taught by a professor of psychology.
Your Public Persona: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 25.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valuable and a Nice Break from Heavier Subjects The course caused me to think more about my public persona, including with other family members, not just the public. Very easy to listen to. Provides a nice break to courses on heavier academic subjects.
Date published: 2021-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Experiential Common Sense - Nothing new If you have lived any length of time, you could pass along the very same information. The clothes you wear matters and must fit the situation. Any individual over 5 years old knows this. The language you use matters. Some "out of place" appearance is in its own way deliberate rebellion. Young people know this (as do their parents and teachers) before they reach 6th grade. I was acutely disappointed. I stayed with it until I realized it was not going deeper or becoming more useful.
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a self-help course, merely an education course I have read some of the other reviews, where people said that the presentation was only informational. Well after watching the course all the way through I can confirm that the course is informational. If you are thinking "I will watch this and make better impressions on people" then you are incorrect. This course talks about self-presentation and all of its aspects of it. It was interesting to hear the research that the lecturer knows, and it gave me some good points to think about.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course and presentaion well done ! The presentation is concise and excellent. It is easy to understand without jargon. The course is incorporating many academic studies. The listeners will certainly benefit their career advance.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful information This is a very good course for boosting your social intelligence. My many thanks to both professor Leary and The Teaching Company.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wrong assumptions, bad quality research In lecture 7 professor refers to his studies about self-esteem, suggesting that people who do not brag about themselves in life and on social media have low self-esteem, when those who think of themselves better and hence, have high self-esteem. There are at least two issues with this thesis: 1. People who talk about themselves as being good usually look for others approvals/acknowledgments. Hence, if one looks for outside approval, he or she can't have high self-esteem. 2. Those who do not need to prove anything - don't have a need to display yourself. As a matter of fact, talking too much about yourself is simply boring and not polite, not modest. So again, aside from poor upbringing it is more sign of lower self-esteem and desire to show-off, rather than an indication of self-worth. I do not understand how this research was made, but it clearly has wrong conclusion, and it's disappointing to see it here. I had high expectations for the course, but decided not to waste my time anymore on it.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful course I love Dr. Leary's courses and am always looking forward to learning from him. I find his delivery very engaging :)
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have a background in psychology, and I enjoyed this foundational course. Good learning and reviews. The professor is a concise lecturer. I appreciate the incorporating of research studies.
Date published: 2021-02-24
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Overview

In Your Public Persona: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life, Professor Leary brings you to the forefront of recent studies in self-presentation. After more than 40 years of experience in psychology and neuroscience-and with wry humor and a talent for distilling difficult concepts into manageable parts- he makes this fascinating topic accessible to audiences everywhere. Step up to a thought-provoking journey into the workings of the human social mind filled with self-discovery and insights into the other people in your life.

About

Mark Leary
Mark Leary

Most of the important things that happen in life involve our encounters and relationships with other people. I became interested in scientific psychology to help us understand both ourselves and the people with whom we interact.

INSTITUTION

Duke University

Professor Mark Leary is Garonzik Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where he heads the program in Social Psychology and is faculty director of the Duke Interdisciplinary Initiative in Social Psychology. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his master's and doctoral degrees in Social Psychology from the University of Florida. He has taught previously at Denison University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest University, where he served as department chair. Professor Leary has published 12 books and more than 200 scholarly chapters and articles on topics dealing with social motivation and emotion and the negative effects of excessive egotism and self-focus. He has been particularly interested in the ways in which people's emotions, behaviors, and self-views are influenced by their concerns with other people's perceptions and evaluations of them. Professor Leary's books include Social Anxiety; Self-Presentation: Impression Management and Interpersonal Behavior; The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life; Handbook of Self and Identity; and Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods. Based on his scholarly contributions, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin designated him among the top 40 social and personality psychologists in the world with the greatest impact. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. In addition, he was the founding editor of the journal Self and Identity and is currently the editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

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Trailer

Self-Presentation in Everyday Life

01: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life

32 min
Tactics for Managing Impressions

02: Tactics for Managing Impressions

32 min
Fitting In and Playing Roles

03: Fitting In and Playing Roles

33 min
Playing to the Audience’s Values

04: Playing to the Audience’s Values

33 min
When Undesirable Personas Are Deliberate

05: When Undesirable Personas Are Deliberate

34 min
Your Public Persona and Your Self-Image

06: Your Public Persona and Your Self-Image

33 min
Self-Presentation in Close Relationships

07: Self-Presentation in Close Relationships

33 min
Managing Your Image at Work

08: Managing Your Image at Work

33 min
Social Anxiety and Self-Presentation

09: Social Anxiety and Self-Presentation

32 min
Self-Presentation Dilemmas and Disasters

10: Self-Presentation Dilemmas and Disasters

34 min
The Dangers of Self-Presentation

11: The Dangers of Self-Presentation

29 min
Behind the Mask: Who Are You Really?

12: Behind the Mask: Who Are You Really?

35 min