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'State authenticity: what makes people feel "real"?' Seminar

16:00 - 17:00
6 October 2011
Psychology, Shackleton Building (bldg. 44), level 3, room 3095 Tea and coffee will be served in the iZone (room 3096) from 15.45.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Barbara Seiter on 02380 595578 or email .

Event details


'Researchers currently have a limited understanding of authenticity as a state (i.e., as a sense of self in-the-moment). Our program of research seeks to fill this knowledge gap by systematically investigating why and when people feel authentic. I will describe the results of several experiments investigating context effects on state authenticity. In particular, I will discuss the consequences of experimentally manipulated mood, need-states, ideal self and value expression (independently) for felt authenticity.

Speaker information

Dr Alison Lenton,Psychology, University of Edinburgh

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