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Rebecca Schlegel

Associate Head of UG Studies and Programs
Areas of Speciality
  • Personality Processes
  • Social & Personality Psychology
  • (979) 862-1633
  • MILN 212
Professional Links
Office Hours, Spring 2024
Thursdays 1:30-2:20 in MILN 212
Accepting Students for 2024-2025?

Research Interests

  • The True Self
  • Well-being
  • Meaning in Life

Recent Publications

  • Crist, J. D., Schlegel, R. J., Salter, P. S., Rivera, G. N., Noor, M., Pererz, M. J. & Coger, C. (In press). Internal, external, genetic, or cultural? Lay theories about racial health disparities predict COVID-19 beliefs. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
  • Chen, K., Zhang, H., Kim, J., Clark, D., & Schlegel, R.J. (In press). For the love of my child: How parents’ extrinsic aspirations for children and interdependent self-construal predict their relational well-being. Motivation and Emotion.
  • Garrison, K. Rivera, G. N., Schmeichel, B. J. Schlegel, R. J, Hicks J. A. (In press). Authentic for thee but not for me: Perceived authenticity in self-control conflicts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Chen, K., Zhang, H., & Schlegel, R. J. (2023). Does being angry feel authentic? A test of how affective valence and motivational direction differentially influence state authenticity. Motivation and Emotion, 47, 828-84
  • Wade, L., Elliott, T. R., Schlegel, R. J., Williamson, M. L. C., Yoon, M., Spooner, M. (2023).Resilience and well-being among persons with spinal cord injury/disorders. Rehabilitation Psychology, 68, 324-337
  • Kelley, N.J., Weinstein, N., Smith, E.E., Christy, A., Davis, W.E., Sedikides, C., & Schlegel, R.J. (2023) Emotional, motivational, and attitudinal consequences of autonomous prosocial behavior. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 486-502DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2916
  • Sheldon, K. M, Gofferdi, R., & Schlegel, R. J. (2023). Self-concordant goal-striving as internalized motivation: Benefits beyond person-goal fit. Motivation Science, 9, 53-61. DOI: 10.1037/mot0000277
  • Maffly-Kipp, J., Flanagan, P. N., Stichter, M., Hicks, J. A., Schlegel, R. J. & Vess, M. (2023). Civic hope and the perceived authenticity of democratic participation.  Social Psychological and Personality Science, 14, 419-427DOI: 10.1177/19485506221107261
  • Lutz. P. K., Newman, D. B., Schlegel, R. J., & Wirtz D. (2023). Authenticity, meaning in life, and life satisfaction: A multicomponent investigation of relationships at the trait and state levels. Journal of Personality, 91, 541-555DOI: 10.1111/jopy.12753
  • Vess, M., Stichter, M., Hicks, J. A., & Schlegel, R. J. (2023). Virtue and authenticity in civic life. Journal of Moral Education, 52, 83-94

Affiliated Research Cluster

Personality Processes. True self; well-being; meaning in life.