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Rebecca Schlegel

Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Personality Processes
  • Social & Personality Psychology
  • (979) 862-1633
  • Psychology 257
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Office Hours
Fall 2019/ Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm and Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm or by appointment
Associate Professor

Research Interests

The True Self, Well-being, and Meaning in Life

Recent Publications

Vess,  M.,  Brooker,  R.,  Schlegel,  R. J.,  &  Hicks,  J. A.  (2019). Daily mental lapses and the subjective experience  of  true  self-alienation.  Journal of Research in Personality, 78, 148-152.

Kim, J., Christy, A. G., Schlegel, R. J., Donnellan, M. B., & Hicks, J. A. (2018). Existential ennui: The reciprocal relationship between self-alienation and academic amotivation among college students. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9. 853-862.

Zhang, H.,Chen, K., & Schlegel R. J.  (2018). How do people judge meaning in goal-directed behaviors: The interplay between self-concordance and performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1582-1600.

De Frietas, J., Cikara, M., Grossman, I. & Schlegel, R. (2018) Moral goodness is the essence of personal identity. Trends in Cognitive Science, 22, 739-740.

Kim, J., Christy, A. G., Rivera, G. N., Schlegel, R. J., & Hicks, J. A. (2018). Following one’s true self and the sacredness of cultural values. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 100-103.

Seto, E. & Schlegel, R. J. (2018). Becoming your true self: Perceptions of authenticity across the lifespan. Self & Identity, 17, 310-326.

Christy, A. G., Kim, J., Vess, M., Schlegel, R. J., & Hicks, J.A. (2017). The reciprocal relationship between perceptions of moral goodness and knowledge of others’ true selves. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 910-917.

De Freitas, J., Cikara, M., Grossmann, I & Schlegel, R. J. (2017). Origins of the belief in good true selves. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 634-636.

Christy, A. G., Sanders, C., Vess, M., Routledge, C., & Schlegel, R. J. (2017). The true self and existential structure? Unexpected effects of mortality salience and need for structure on belief in the true self. Self and Identity, 3, 335-352.

Schlegel, R. J. & Hicks, J. A. (2017). Reflections on the scientific study of meaning in life. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 30, 26-31.

Bench, S.W., Rivera, G. N., Schlegel, R. J., Hicks, J. A., & Lench, H. C. (2017). Does expertise matter in replication? An examination of the reproducibility project: Psychology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 181-184.