2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30523 Self and Society Through Film

An examination of social psychological theories of the social self and how social selves are represented in various American films from the 1940s to the present. The course will combine lectures on concepts and processes associated with the presentation of the social self in everyday life with passages from films that provide detail about concepts and processes. Film displays will include processes of impression management and characterizations of social types - ranging from violent/impulsive to rational/strategic selves. Further, lectures and film passages will address the various portrayals of human relationships that involve self-display and self-disclosure.