Your Public Persona: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Highly Constipated Course Did not learn anything from this course. Can't understand how did The Great Courses approve it, Professor also did not give us any tips. Rubbish course. My rating is -5
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed This is the first course I've purchased. Because the instructor was a professor at Duke, I expected a college-level course. I expected to be surprised and entertained by novel studies in neurobiology and psychology. The content did not match my expectations. I found it to be obvious, redundant, and dry.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great course Really great course. I strongly admire the professor and his great presentational skills. Comprehensive and comprehensible. Now I can much better understand many aspects of human behavior.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring, pedantic, condescending. Nothing that most young 20s wouldn't know. Endless flailing of hands-nearly no comprehension of public speaking skills, much less persuasion or teaching. How pathetic-I can remember when this company offered high quality programs, instead of media junk.
Date published: 2020-09-17
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Your Public Persona: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life
Course Trailer
Self-Presentation in Everyday Life
1: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life

32 min
Tactics for Managing Impressions
2: Tactics for Managing Impressions

32 min
Fitting In and Playing Roles
3: Fitting In and Playing Roles

33 min
Playing to the Audience’s Values
4: Playing to the Audience’s Values

33 min
When Undesirable Personas Are Deliberate
5: When Undesirable Personas Are Deliberate

34 min
Your Public Persona and Your Self-Image
6: Your Public Persona and Your Self-Image

33 min
Self-Presentation in Close Relationships
7: Self-Presentation in Close Relationships

33 min
Managing Your Image at Work
8: Managing Your Image at Work

33 min
Social Anxiety and Self-Presentation
9: Social Anxiety and Self-Presentation

32 min
Self-Presentation Dilemmas and Disasters
10: Self-Presentation Dilemmas and Disasters

34 min
The Dangers of Self-Presentation
11: The Dangers of Self-Presentation

29 min
Behind the Mask: Who Are You Really?
12: Behind the Mask: Who Are You Really?

35 min
Mark Leary

Most of the important things that happen in life involve our encounters and relationships with other people. I became interested in scientific psychology to help us understand both ourselves and the people with whom we interact.


University of Florida


Duke University

About Mark Leary

Professor Mark Leary is Garonzik Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where he heads the program in Social Psychology and is faculty director of the Duke Interdisciplinary Initiative in Social Psychology. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his master's and doctoral degrees in Social Psychology from the University of Florida. He has taught previously at Denison University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest University, where he served as department chair. Professor Leary has published 12 books and more than 200 scholarly chapters and articles on topics dealing with social motivation and emotion and the negative effects of excessive egotism and self-focus. He has been particularly interested in the ways in which people's emotions, behaviors, and self-views are influenced by their concerns with other people's perceptions and evaluations of them. Professor Leary's books include Social Anxiety; Self-Presentation: Impression Management and Interpersonal Behavior; The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life; Handbook of Self and Identity; and Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods. Based on his scholarly contributions, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin designated him among the top 40 social and personality psychologists in the world with the greatest impact. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. In addition, he was the founding editor of the journal Self and Identity and is currently the editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

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