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Public Appearances, Private Realities: The Psychology of Self-Monitoring Mark Snyder

Public Appearances, Private Realities: The Psychology of Self-Monitoring

Mark Snyder

Published September 1st 1986
ISBN : 9780716717980
Paperback
266 pages
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 About the Book 

Mark Snyder is a social psychologist known in the field for his work on self-monitoring -- peoples monitoring of and control over how they present themselves publicly. He developed the Self-Monitoring Scale in 1972. In this book he describes theMoreMark Snyder is a social psychologist known in the field for his work on self-monitoring -- peoples monitoring of and control over how they present themselves publicly. He developed the Self-Monitoring Scale in 1972. In this book he describes the theory and his own and others empirical findings on self-monitoring. He addresses questions of what exactly self-monitoring is, how it varies from one person to the next, why we do it, what consequences it has, and how people use it for benefit. Differences between high self-monitors and low self-monitors (i.e. self-monitoring is seen as a trait) are discussed in depth. An extensive reference list is included. Pretty much everything there is to know about the concept of self-monitoring up to 1987 is here -- which makes this a handy 200 pages for those who need or want to know this stuff.This book is quite technical -- but a reader could skip such sections as Factor Analysis and the Class Model, which includes sentences like, Accordingly, the self-monitoring class variable need not appear as one of the axes in a factor solution involving rotation to simple structure (p. 163), and still get a lot out of the book.