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Barry Schlenker

Barry Schlenker

Professor Schlenker has research interests in impression management and self-presentation, self and identity, personal responsibility and accountability, social influence, power, and persuasion.

Primary Interests:

  • Ethics and Morality
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity

Books:

Journal Articles:

  • Pennington, J. W., & Schlenker, B. R. (1999). Accountability for consequential decisions: Justifying ethical judgments to audiences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 1067-1081.
  • Pontari, B. A., & Schlenker, B. R. (2004). Providing and withholding impression management support for romantic partners: Gender of the audience matters. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 41-51.
  • Pontari, B. A., & Schlenker, B. R. (2000). The influence of cognitive load on self-presentation: Can cognitive busyness help as well as harm social performance? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 1092-1108.
  • Quinn, A., & Schlenker, B. R. (2002). Can accountability produce independence? Goals as determinants of the impact of accountability on conformity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 472-483.
  • Schlenker, B. R., & Britt, T. W. (2001). Strategically controlling information to help friends: Effects of empathy and friendship strength on beneficial impression management. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 357-372.
  • Schlenker, B. R., & Britt, T. W. (1999). Beneficial impression management: Strategically controlling information to help friends. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 559-573.
  • Schlenker, B. R., & Britt, T. W. (1996). Depression and the explanation of events that happen to self, close others, and strangers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 180-192.
  • Schlenker, B. R., Pontari, B. A., & Christopher, A. N. (2001). Excuses and character: Personal and social implications of excuses. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 15-32.
  • Schlenker, B. R., Weigold, M. F., & Schlenker, K. A. (in press). What makes a hero? The impact of integrity on admiration and interpersonal judgment. Journal of Personality.
  • Schlenker, B. R., & Wowra, S. A. (2003). Carryover effects of feeling socially transparent or impenetrable on strategic self-presentation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 871-880.

Other Publications:

  • Schlenker, B. R. (2003). Self-presentation. In M. R. Leary and J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Handbook of self and identity (pp. 492-518). New York: Guilford.
  • Schlenker, B. R. (1997). Personal responsibility: Applications of the triangle model. In L. L. Cummings & B. Staw (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior (Vol. 19, pp. 241-301). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
  • Schlenker, B. R., Britt, T. W., & Pennington, J. W. (1996). Impression regulation and management: A theory of self-identification. In R. M. Sorrentino & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of motivation and cognition: The interpersonal context (Vol. 3, pp. 18-147). New York: Guilford.
  • Schlenker, B. R., Miller, M. L., & Johnson, R. M. (in press). Moral identity, integrity, and personal responsibility. In D. Narváez & D. K. Lapsley (Eds.), Moral self, identity and character. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Schlenker, B. R., & Pontari, B. A. (2000). The strategic control of information: Impression management and self-presentation in daily life. In A. Tesser, R. Felson, and J. Suls (Eds.), Perspectives on self and identity (pp. 199-232). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught:

Barry Schlenker
Department of Psychology
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2250
United States

  • Phone: (352) 392-0601
  • Fax: (353) 392-7985

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