FORA.tv Speaker - Hazel Markus

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Biography

Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research examines how the self regulates behavior and how the self is shaped by the social world. This work shows how the self-system organizes perception, reasoning and memory and reveals the constructive role of the self throughout the life course.

In experimental and survey studies, she studies how the self and other psychological processes are grounded in cultural and social contexts, including region of the world, region of the country, social class, race, religion and gender. Her work reveals that the Western conception of the self as a bounded entity separate from others is by no means universal.

She received her B.A. from California State University at San Diego and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and in 2008 received the American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution. She has served as co-director and director of Stanford's Research Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). She is co-author of Culture and Emotion: Their Mutual Influence; Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies; Just Schools: Pursuing Equality in Societies of Difference; Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century; and the forthcoming, Where to Find Your Self: The Surprising Story of the Cultures that Make You and the Cultures You Make.

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Being Human: Individual + Society & Morals + Culture

03.24.12 | 01:32:29 min | 0 comments