Bragging Rights (and Wrongs): The Social Psychology of Achievement
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- MSU Alumni Foundation, Great Room
MSU Alumni Foundation, Great Room
1501 South 11th Ave.
Taking credit for your achievements, "leaning in" to ask for what you want, and letting the world know how great you are, is not as simple as it sounds. Professor of Psychology, Jessi Smith, presents research in social psychology to help understand the self-promotion experience, the ways in which gender norms impact the experience, and strategies for walking that fine line between bragging and modesty.
This year's keynote speaker, Jessi L. Smith is a Professor in the psychology department of Montana State University and is the PI of ADVANCE Project TRACS. Professor Smith's primary research interest is on how societal norms and stereotypes undermine or support an individual's motivational experience. Her research specializes in social psychological aspects of gender and culture that advance the success of people at risk in education, business, and health. She has over 50 peer reviewed publications and one book to her credit.
In addition, the program will honor "Students of Achievement" to those who were selected for promoting equality, demonstrating leadership abilities, excelling in school and serving as strong role models for their peers.
This event is co-sponsored by the MSU Alumni Foundation and the MSU Women's Center.
The deadline to register is Monday, March 27.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.