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Rebecca Schlegel

Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Personality Processes
  • Social & Personality Psychology
Contact
  • (979) 862-1633
  • beccaschlegel@tamu.edu
  • Psychology 257
Professional Links
Office Hours
Office hours held online for Fall 2020. See your syllabus for times and log in information
Rank
Associate Professor

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Schlegel, R. J., Chu, S. L., Chen, K., Deuermeyer, E., Christy, A. G., & Quek, F. (2019). Making in the classroom:  Longitudinal evidence of increases in self-efficacy and STEM possible selves over time. Computers and Education, 142, 103637.

Zhang, H., Chen, K., Schlegel, R., Hicks, J., & Chen, C. (2019). The authentic moral self: Dynamic interplay between perceived authenticity and moral behaviors in the workplace. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), 48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.260

Zhang, H., Chen, K., & Schlegel R. J. (2019). Intrinsic aspirations, person-environment fit, meaning in work and meaning in life: A moderated mediation model. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20, 1481-1497.

Kim, J., Seto, E., Schlegel, R. J., & Hicks, J. A. (2019). Thinking about a new decade in life increases personal self-reflection: A replication and reinterpretation of Alter and Hershfield’s (2014) findings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, e27-e34.

Christy, A. G., Schlegel, R. J., & Cimpian, A. (2019). Why do people believe in a “true self”? The role of essentialist reasoning about personal identity and the self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 386-416.

Rivera, G.N, Christy, A.G., Kim, J., Vess, M., Hicks, J.A., & Schlegel, R. J. (2019). Understanding the relationship between perceived authenticity and well-being. Review of General Psychology, 23, 113-126.

Kim, J., Chen, K., Davis, W. E, Hicks, J.A., & Schlegel, R. J. (2019). Approaching the ue-self: Promotion focus predicts the experience of authenticity. Journal of Research in Personality, 78, 165-176.  

Rivera, G., Smith, C., & Schlegel, R. J. (2019). Window to the true self: The importance of I-sharing in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36, 1640-1650.

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.